During the devastating ice storms or blizzards, many people had to leave their homes and relocate to a shelter or stay with friends.
Many times, these events aren’t due to severe weather but an accident like downed power lines, faulty equipment, broken water main or frozen pipes.
Emergencies are unpredictable but that doesn’t mean you can’t be prepared for a disaster.
“It’s now easier than ever with our new mobile app,” says Pat Dugger, Director of Emergency Management. Lexington Emergency Management has worked to develop a mobile phone and tablet app that will help you better prepare and plan for how to respond to a disaster in your area.
By downloading and using this free app, you will be able to:
- Share your status with your selected contacts with the push of a button.
- Receive critical emergency alerts.
- Get the latest emergency preparedness news and weather alerts for the Fayette County area.
- Create a personalized emergency preparedness plan.
- Locate Fayette County’s emergency shelters.
- View up-to-date evacuation route maps.
Once you’ve created and saved your personalized emergency preparedness plan and saved it on your smartphone, you can share it with your family and friends.
The BeReadyLexington app, which is FREE, is available for both Android and iPhone users.
Visit the Google Play Store or IPhone App Store and search for the BeReadyLexington app.
Download and install it. Then check out the emergency planning guide and how you can build an emergency kit.
You’ll be better prepared to handle what happens. Remember disasters don’t plan ahead. You can.
Be Aware. Make a Plan. Build a Kit. Get Involved.
It’s all possible with help from the BeReadyLexington app.