iPhone App for Disaster Shelters

Visionlink has launched a Shelter View iPhone App now available FREE in the Apple iTunes store. The app provides information about disaster shelters across the United States.

The Shelter View application displays real time information about open shelters, their capacity, and locations. Information is updated every thirty minutes -- utilizing the NSS Shelter Data Exchange Standard authored by Visionlink as well as the National Shelter System deployed by Visionlink for use by the American Red Cross, FEMA, and many other local, state and federal emergency management officials.

The application provides links to donate, or to view up to date disaster information from the Red Cross Newsroom website.

It's the one app on your iPhone we hope you will never need. It is, however, a great easy way to keep up to date with small and large disasters across the United States and to be sure you are prepared in case you ever find yourself in the path of a natural disaster in need of shelter.