JACKSON, Miss. — Just in time for Tropical Storm Karen to make landfall this weekend, today the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) introduces a smartphone app to stay up to date on health and safety information throughout Mississippi during an emergency.
The MS Ready app will keep you informed of breaking health emergencies and safety alerts in real time and is available through the App Store for iPhone and Android.
Features of this app include:
- 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.
For more information on emergency preparedness, visit www.HealthyMS.com/prepare.
Follow MSDH by e-mail and social media at HealthyMS.com/connect.
Press Contact: MSDH Office of Communications, (601) 576-7667
Note to media: After hours or during emergencies, call 1-866-HLTHY4U (1-866-458-4948)