The SafeSpot app aims to consolidate and simplify the necessary information for the user, including current storm location, size, category and wind speed, all watches and warnings currently in effect (as well as changes to watches and warning since the last update), an interactive map to determine one’s evacuation zone, an interactive emergency checklist, and a map tool for finding available shelters and directions to them.

SafeSpot debuted in the first week of July, 2021, and was successful in providing info for Hurricane / Tropical Storm Elsa. It is currently avaiable for residents of Florida (USA).

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