Clark County and the cities of Henderson, Las Vegas and North Las Vegas have partnered to create a smartphone app specifically designed to help the Southern Nevada community prepare for and respond to emergencies.
Available for free download to iPhone and Android phones, the Southern Nevada Community Preparedness app will put the tools and information that individuals and families need to prepare for an emergency in their pockets. You can download the app from this link:
www.equickseries.com/eoc32003/core/v1/getApp. The app will allow users to:
- Create a personalized emergency preparedness plan;
- Access news, real-time weather alerts, evacuation routes, and emergency shelter information;
- Receive critical emergency alerts directly to their smartphones via push notifications;
- Find out what they need to do before, during and after an emergency;
- Share their safety status with loved ones with the push of a button;
- Connect to social media sites.
Users can create an emergency preparedness plan by answering five basic questions. Based on their answers, the app will generate an emergency supply kit list and checklists tailored to their individual or family needs.
"Emergency preparedness begins at home," said Clark County Deputy Fire Chief John Steinbeck, who oversees the county's Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security and chairs the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC). "This app is a great tool for our residents to use to develop a personalized plan to fit their needs, and to turn to for information in the event of an emergency."
The app provides "Need to Know" guides for preparing pets for an emergency and what to do before, during and after certain types of disasters. There is also a comprehensive list of resources available to Southern Nevada residents and businesses.
The Southern Nevada Community Preparedness app was created by LEPC and can be downloaded from iTunes or Google Play. The County Commission established LEPC to facilitate emergency preparedness in Southern Nevada. Members include first response agencies from multiple jurisdictions, environmental and healthcare organizations, trade and professional associations, utility companies and government agencies.