During National Preparedness Month, we'll be talking a lot about communication plans, and how cell phones will often be unavailable...this is part of the theme  “Don’t Wait, Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.” - butu phone will be available, too. Both before disaster strikes as warning and informational tools, and as service is restored (and they have other offline functions, such as serving as a flashlight, sginalling device, and as a method of recording important images, nots and data) so keep them charged and ready! An easy and free way to imcrease your smart phone's usefullness as a survival too; is to download the free FEMA app to help keep your family stay safe through emergencies, even from across the country. With weather alerts available from anywhere in the U.S., know when severe weather may impact far away students and family. The app is available free on the Apple App Store and on Google Play.FEMA-App-2016