The Office of Emergency Management released the app, Prepare Me Annapolis, which can be downloaded for free and will promptly send alerts, notifications, and other essential information, including:
CodeRED Sign Up
BGE Power Outage Status
Customizable Emergency Kit Checklist
School and Government Closings
Severe Weather Updates
Social Media Access
Users are encouraged to enable/approve push notifications for the app in their phone settings in order to receive the timely information.
"The Prepare Me Annapolis app puts real-time information in the hands of our residents and visitors, allowing them the most up-to-date information available to plan their workday or vacation," Mayor Pantelides said. "I hope that our citizens will make sure their family and friends download this free and helpful resource."
"This is one more tool that Annapolis will use to keep the public informed," Director Kevin Simmons added. "The City already takes advantage of the CodeRED community notification system, Facebook, Twitter, and the City website, and Prepare Me Annapolis is yet another way Annapolitans can receive information they need to know for their families, neighbors, friends, and businesses."
Download the App
Prepare Me Annapolis is available on both the Apple Store and on Google Play.