Storm season is upon us and we have already had a rocky start. While the season has just got started, it is predicted that this year may be one of the worst on record. Staying safe during hurricane season is especially important for those who live along the coast. For those in harm’s way, getting all the help you can is the best way to keep your family safe. Today we are going to learn how technology can help assist you during this storm season and beyond.
When a storm hits chances are you are going to lose power. Not having electricity means that you can’t track the storm on your TV. Many people get their weather from their local TV news station and not being able to get updates can put you at risk. So when the power is out, a great way that to stay informed is through social media. Facebook and Twitter are just a few of the social media platforms that you can use to keep up with the latest weather.
Some storms can knock out power for many days or even weeks, depending on how hard your area is hit. Going that long without power can really make life a living nightmare. Not being able to heat water or cook meals can put a damper on your everyday life. Instead of going without power, why not install a smart generator outside your home? Smart generators will automatically come on when the power goes out, providing you with light. These generators are quieter than traditional models and they are much more fuel efficient.
If you are in an area with poor WiFi, keeping in contact with your family may be difficult. Zello is an app that can turn your smartphone into a walkie-talkie, even if you have a poor network connection. This app will allow you to update your status and communicate with loved ones who are outside of the storm zone. The app will even let you send photos and video which is always a plus.