15 Disaster and Crisis Management Apps for Android
Disaster Alert Apps
Android smartphone and tablet users have access to quite a few crisis, disaster recovery and emergency apps. Some are 5-star and some aren’t worth 5 seconds of your time. We’ve rounded up 15 of the best apps that will appeal to crisis management and disaster response professionals. Many will also be of interest to the average Android user.
These are practical apps that you might find useful as you do your job. This list does not include apps related to personal safety—such as first aid guides—or general weather apps such as AccuWeather.
Most are free, and some are available in paid and free versions. The geographic scope of the app—global or USA—is listed next to the name. The links will take you to the app’s page in the Google Play store. Enjoy!
Are there other good apps that we didn’t include? Share them in the comments section.
1. Disaster Alert – Global
The Disaster Alert application features current global disaster and active hazard info on an interactive map or list. Users can also share or add information on current situations.
2. Real time Warning – Global
The Real Time Warning app includes alerts and details about disasters around the world. Select an event and you can see its location, damage caused, severity, and impact radius on a world map. Tap one, and you see more detailed information, as well as quick links to share the news on social networks.
3. StormEye – USA
The StormEye app provided detailed information about storms around your location. StormEye tells you important information such as the storm’s location relative to your location, where the storm is heading, the storm’s intensity, hail probabilities, and maximum hail size.
4. OnGuard Weather Alerts – USA
Monitors the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) active weather alerts for advisories, watches, and warnings for your location. When an alert is detected for your current location or any of your static location entries, an appropriate audible, sensory (vibrate), and visual alert will be generated depending on the severity of the NOAA alert type (Advisory, Watch, or Warning).
5. Earthquake Alert – Global
The Earthquake Alert app focuses entirely on bringing earthquake related news and summaries to your Android device, Earthquake Alert displays details from the U.S. Geological Service, as well as alerting users to new earthquakes as they’re reported.
6. Earthquake! – Global
Earthquake! collects reports of all earthquakes within the past 24 hours, and displays details like damage levels and rumble areas on an interactive map.
7. Latest Quakes – Global
Another earthquake app, Latest Quakes allows users to filter by magnitude, date, and distance from location. It also displays full details, including magnitude, date, time, location, depth and shaking intensity.
8. Hurricane Hound – Global
The Hurricane Hound application provides tracking of current storms on a Google Maps background. It displays tracks and forecasts of active hurricanes or tropical storms, as well as highlighting areas of possible storm development.
9. Storm Shield – USA
Storm Shield turns your smartphone into an emergency weather radio. Get storm-based alerts for tornado, hurricane, flood, thunderstorm and other life-threatening weather events via voice and push notification.
10. Wildfires (Red Cross) – USA
This app from the American Red Cross provides...
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