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5 Apps to Weather the Storm

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The infamous Storm Jonas, noted for forcing 12 states in the US to declare a state of emergency, is set to cross the pond and wreak havoc – in the form of wind and rain – across the UK this week. It was only December when over 16,000 homes were flooded in England, so tensions are running high. But don’t fret – we’ve rounded up 5 essential apps to help get you through whatever Jonas might throw at you.

  1. Flood Alert

Over 5 million people in the UK are at risk of flooding from rivers and the sea. This app, developed by CH2M, allows you to keep on top of severe weather conditions locally, and further afield as well as providing you with practical guidance on how to prepare for the worst and what to do when floods hit. Available on Apple, Android, Windows and Blackberry devices, more info may be found here.


  1. any.do – To-Do List

If Jonas is going to leave you stranded at home it might just be the opportunity you need to get productive. Task management system any.do will even help you work from home if, sadly, you can’t make it into the office. Set reminders, collaborate, share files, and discuss tasks with your teammates. Available on Apple, Android and desktop browsers, more info may be found here.


  1. Deliveroo – Restaurant Food Delivery

In this weather, grocery shopping is the least of your worries. So order in. Deliveroo will bring hot food straight from your favourite restaurant to your door! The only thing you’ll have to worry about is narrowing down their selection of 5,000 restaurants.  Read more about Deliveroo here.


  1. Swackett – A Different Kind of Weather App

The extreme weather conditions may leave you unsure how to dress for the weather – but you need not worry about being caught out. Swackett uses essential weather-pairing technology to put outfits together so you’ll always be prepared, come rain or shine.  Read more here.


  1. Emergency – by Red Cross

This emergency app is a must. It will deliver real-time alerts for severe weather and other potential threats straight to your phone. It will fill you in on how to prepare your home and your family in an emergency, and what to do when a flood or power outage does strike. Best of all it has a function to let your family know you are safe. See a demo of the app and more info here.




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