JACKSON, MS (WLOX) - The Mississippi State Department of Health rolled out a new smartphone app Friday, just in time for Tropical Storm Karen.
The MS Ready app offers:
-Push, text or email notification of essential health precautions in a disaster, outbreak, or emergency
-Steps to take to prepare ahead for chemical and biological threats; floods; nuclear incidents; severe weather and natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes
-A list of important MSDH phone numbers and an emergency hotline
-A checklist of items to have on hand should an emergency arise
To find the app, search the App Store for MS Ready, visit www.HealthyMS.com, or follow the links below.