Governor McCrory Launches ReadyNC App
to Help Families Prepare for Emergencies
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 17, 2014
Raleigh, NC - Governor Pat McCrory and Public Safety Secretary
Frank L. Perry announced the launch of a new mobile application today that will help North Carolinians
prepare for everything from minor traffic emergencies to severe storms on a daily basis.
The app is free
and available now in the AppStore for iPhones and Google Play for Android devices.
“The ReadyNC mobile application is an all-in-one tool
that both residents and visitors can use to get the latest weather, traffic and hazard information and
know what to do to be safe,” said Governor
McCrory. “None of us can predict when the next disaster
will occur, but we can minimize the impacts by preparing ahead of time.”
Governor McCrory stresses the new mobile app does not replace
calling 911. However, it can be used to find life-saving information.
The new app provides users with:
- real-time traffic and
- critical information on
how to be safe during different hazardous events
- real-time information
about opened shelters for evacuees (including addresses, capacity, directions and if the shelter is
- real-time updates on flood levels of major
nearby creeks and rivers
- phone numbers and links to all North
Carolina power companies to report outages
- basic instructions on
how to develop emergency plans and what to put in your emergency supplies kit
- real-time information on which counties have issued evacuation orders
- contact numbers and links to websites for those who need help recovering from a
- direct links to the ReadyNC.org and NCDPS.gov websites and social media accounts
“We’ve seen countless examples across the country and here in our own state that remind
us that those who are prepared ahead of time fare better during disasters,” said Secretary Perry.
“This simple app will help each family do just that.”
mobile application was developed by N.C. Emergency Management using Citizen Corps funds that are designated
to foster emergency preparedness. More information can be found here.