Stay Informed on Your Mobile Device
Posted 8:59 a.m.
As Hurricane Sandy moves into the area, it’s important to know how you can stay informed on your mobile device, especially if you lose power. For those with smartphones, there are a variety of mobile apps available to help you collect up-to-the-minute news about road closures, facility closings, safety messages and more.
- Fairfax County Mobile App provides users with emergency information, news, one-touch calling, GPS maps, social media links, transportation resources and more. You can also view our mobile website at m.fairfaxcounty.gov.
- American Red Cross Hurricane App helps you monitor conditions in your area or throughout the storm track, prepare your family and home, find help and let others know you are safe even if the power is out.
- VDOT’s 511 App will give you the latest traffic information from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).
- Plus, most of the area’s local news media offer mobile apps to share their newscasts and emergency messages. Check the Apple App Store or the Android Marketplace to see what is available for your phone.
Also, to conserve energy on your phone, texting tips and other ideas, visit our Digital Preparedness Kit.