Weather the storm: FEMA mobile app provides weather alerts, safety tips

SIDNEY — The USDA offers programs to help producers recover from disasters; FEMA can help you prepare ahead of time.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently launched a free mobile app that will instruct the public on what to before, during and after emergencies. The app is available for download for Apple, Android and Blackberry mobile devices.

Download the app to:

• Receive alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five locations

• Get safety reminders, read tips to survive natural disasters and customize your emergency checklist

• Locate open shelters and where to talk to FEMA in person (or on the phone)

• Upload and share your disaster photos to help first responders.

For more information about the FEMA app, visit