In this section, we will review apps that can be used for surveillance and alerts. Surveillance and alert apps are important tools designed to assist responders to be prepared for what is coming.
The National Weather Service, a Federal agency that operates as a component of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), provides forecasts, warnings, and advisories on weather and hurricanes.
NWS NOW is the National Weather Service stand-alone app for iOS and Android. It requires Internet connectivity to receive up-to-date weather information and alerts.
NWS NOW app
The National Weather Service, National Hurricane Center mobile Web site provides hurricane advisories, forecasts, and tools on your smart device. Internet connectivity is required.
National Hurricane Center mobile Web site
The HealthMap mobile Web site and the accompanying HealthMap: Outbreaks Near Me mobile app use online informal sources for disease outbreak monitoring and real-time surveillance of emerging public health threats. Those sources include:
The information is updated 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and provides an overview of current state of infectious diseases worldwide.
The app allows you to:
Various views of the HealthMap: Outbreaks Near Me mobile app
In this section, we covered the following main points: