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Front Page - Friday, September 14, 2018

TEMA re-launches ReadyTN mobile app

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency is reintroducing its ReadyTN application after making improvements to the app’s coding, design and functionality.

Tennesseans can download ReadyTN and use the app on mobile devices running either the Apple or Android operating system.

The Apple version is available to users through a search for “ReadyTN” in the app store on their phones or tablets.

Android phone and tablet users can search for “ReadyTN” in the Google Play store.

The updated content areas in the new ReadyTN include:

-- An expanded emergency kit checklist for special populations

-- More detailed descriptions and information on the major hazards in Tennessee

-- A regional list of local emergency management agency contacts by county

-- A newsroom feature on ReadyTN’s home screen

-- Visual notification on ReadyTN’s home page regarding TEMA’s operational status and whether a state of emergency exists. ReadyTN users will also receive National Weather Service notifications and alerts, can access traffic updates from the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s SmartWay resource and search for information on American Red Cross shelters that might be open near their locations in emergency situations.

ReadyTN users now receive National Weather Service alerts and warnings covering the state. TEMA is planning a ReadyTN enhancement that will use a mobile device’s location services to send weather alerts and information relevant to specific location.

TEMA also has not enabled notification services in ReadyTN, but instead plans to launch this feature when the location service feature is added in a future upgrade.

Source: TEMA