Mayor Brown Introduces "JaxReady" Mobile Device App

July 20, 2012  
JaxReady

The JaxReady mobile application is now available in the iPhone and Android application stores free of charge.


Mayor Alvin Brown has launched a new mobile device application called JaxReady. It can be downloaded from the iPhone and Android application stores free of charge.

JaxReady will help residents monitor weather threats and plan for evacuations in the event of a natural disaster. The app also displays the latest EOC-related threat levels, weather reports and wildfire dangers. Mayor Alvin Brown said the goal of this new technology is to provide up-to-date information regarding all things storm-related.

"Safety was my main concern as storm season arrived a few days early this year," said Mayor Brown. "Over the weekend, you no doubt saw a lot of activity on the city's social media pages as we tried to get out useful, timely information. JaxReady is an extension of the City of Jacksonville's priority to serve the public. We want to be sure we are using every available tool to help."

JaxReady was created by the City of Jacksonville's Information Technology Department and Emergency Response teams, at no additional cost to the taxpayer, through the use of existing resources.

The application is the product of several months of planning, hard work and expertise," said Mayor Brown. "The application serves as a great example of how our city government is working hard in tough times to increase service without increasing costs."

Mayor Brown is urging all residents to make emergency kits now with items like canned food, can openers, water and blankets. Visit JaxReady.org to find out more about weather alerts, special needs shelter registration and how to create a family plan.

A PSA about the app is available for online use at http://www.youtube.com/mayoralvinbrown.



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