Sailors, retirees, and their families are reminded about the iPhone app called “Navy Life,” which provides information about hurricane preparedness, as Hurricane Irene pounds states in the East Coast of the United States.
The reminder came from the Commander of Navy Installations Command (CNIC). The application, on the other hand, was developed as part of the iShore initiative of the CNIC. It features interactive program information that may be accessed from an iPhone or an iPod Touch.
The use of an internet connection will provide users with additional information, and active links will provide users with emergency response information and news feeds, for help during emergency situations.
Ruel Odom, head of CNIC Fleet and Family Readiness (FFR) Marketing and Multimedia Development Branch, shared: “A key feature of the app (application) is that in emergency situations we can push important information directly to Sailors and their families… We hope they find the ‘Navy Life’ app to be a useful resource for information on the many Fleet and Family Readiness programs and services that are available.”
Mike Bruner, CNIC Navy Family Emergency Response Program manager, shared: “When an emergency strikes, knowing what to do can save time, property and lives. You can learn more about how to prepare and cope with disasters by using the ‘Navy Life’ mobile application… The ‘Navy Life’ mobile application has important information on preparing for a disaster, what to do after a disaster occurs, basic emergency kits and important resources available (i.e. Red Cross, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System and more) for recovery.”