In light of expected severe weather beginning today, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security is launching a smart phone reporting app that collects photos and text.
Today through at least Monday, Southern Indiana is at risk for very heavy rainfall. A flash flood watch is in effect over Southwest Indiana as well as locations along and north of the Ohio River through Sunday night.
John Erickson, Director of Public Affairs for state homeland security, said, “The app is multi-faceted and can provide valuable information during emergencies, disasters and other situations. . All images and text will be provided directly to the state homeland security watch desk, which is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week he said.
The app can be downloaded for free on Apple and Android system smart phones. Search for the term “Indiana Homeland Security Report Hazards.” The icon for the app is predominantly red, and has a camera at a left-leaning angle.
Erickson stressed the app is not a substitute for emergency phone numbers he said you are in immediate danger, call 9-1-1.