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“Chemung County Residents Needed to Test Emergency Management App”

Elmira- Chemung County Emergency Management is asking all residents and people who work in Chemung County to download their free mobile app. This app will alert the public during an emergency such a flood, storm or hazardous materials release, and will supply the most current emergency information during such an event. The app also features preparedness information, and has useful links such as traffic and weather information, a “Where Am I” map link, and the “I’m OK” link that allows the user to create distribution groups that can quickly receive a text message during an emergency, letting the recipient know the sender is OK.

On November 1, 2016 the County will conduct a communitywide test of the “Storm Damage Reports” feature in the app. The public will be asked to take a picture of the street signs close to their home or work. The user will then access the “Storm Damage Reports” feature in the app, found in the sub-menu when clicking in the upper left corner of the main page. The user will fill out the form, attach their picture, and hit the submit button.

“It’s very easy to do, and during an emergency this feature will provide accurate, first-hand knowledge of storm damage, allowing emergency responders to better prioritize and plan their response. We are excited about this capability, and it’s extremely important that the public help us test this resource on November 1st to help ensure that it will work correctly during an emergency”, said Chemung County Deputy Director of Fire and Emergency Management Kristin Card.

The public is strongly encouraged to download the free mobile app and participate in this important communitywide test on November 1, 2016.  The app can be downloaded onto your mobile device from Google Play or the Apple App Store . The app title is: Chemung Co. NY Fire/Emergency Management with the app caption ccemo.

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