1. !Emergency! (Featured above.) Imagine yourself in a disaster situation – in a foreign country. You have no clue where the closest embassy is, or the 911 equivalent in Germany or Mexico or Japan. The !Emergency! app automatically detects the country you’re in and then directs you to the proper authorities. (Given that you are allowed to make that one call if you’ve been arrested in a foreign country.)
2. UbAlert: a global social network where users share reports – and graphic accounts – of natural disasters (tsunami) and those man-made (Kenya terrorist attack).
3. Re-Unite: the lost family finder from the U.S. National Library of Medicine, helps to update the NLM’s People Locator for natural disasters. Information about missing (and found) family members is posted immediately.
4. Official FEMA app: Can be used to set up a family meeting place and get the latest emergency updates.
5. Life360: Immediately locates a family member. (You can turn off the location feature at any time.)
In any emergency, I know it’s easy to stay calm but it really is important to do just that and trust that you are not alone and help is as close as a click away.
BNI Operatives: Situationally aware.
As always, be safe.