Missouri has had several rounds of severe weather lately, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has an app to help people deal with it.  Brenda Gustafson with FEMA says the app’s severe weather alerts could save lives.

Photo courtesy of FEMA

Photo courtesy of FEMA

“There’s several different scenarios that are in there to give you what to prepare for, what to do if that disaster actually happens and what to do afterwards,” says Gustafson. “Being prepared is what helps save lives in disasters. The more prepared you are, the better for your family including your pets.”

The app is free and can be downloaded in your mobile app store.

“The nice thing about this is that you can get up to five different counties or areas in the United States,” says Gustafson.

The app is also available in Spanish.