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Bunch of stuff
by Rona Rona,posted Jul 9 2012 10:16AM
The storms woke me up an hour early today and I, for one, was a little bitter about it. However, we do need the rain so I will now zip my lip!
Here a few things discussed on the morning show.
Speaking of weather...several thousand people lost power during this most recent storm. Here are some great applications for your cell phone that you can use to help during emergency situations.
Ten Must-Have Apps To Help You Survive A Storm
Use these smartphone apps to help you get prepared, remain connected and stay safe during bad weather:
StopDisaster – This iPhone app walks you through preparedness checklists for hurricanes, earthquakes, blizzards and other disasters.
Dropbox – Install the program on your PC or Mac, upload files to your folder, and they are instantly available on all your other computers.
MotionX GPS Drive – MotionX GPS Drive is the cheapest and most popular way to guide you out of town on an unfamiliar route.
Flashlight by Rik for iPhone and Brightest Flashlight – These apps turn your phones into flashlights.
Hurricane Tracker – This hurricane-tracking app is for serious weather junkies and people who want to be better-informed.
Life360 – The family GPS tracking system can help you find your loved ones anywhere.
5-0 Radio Police Scanner Lite – Pick up police band radio.
USAA – Report or view the status of an auto or property claim, submit photos, schedule an appraisal through one of USAA’s approved repair shops, or reserve a rental vehicle.
GasBuddy – Uses your GPS to display up-to-the-minute gas prices near you, so you can avoid price gouging.
Hands-Only CPR – App walks you through the two-step checklist: call 911, start chest compressions.
Have you heard about the "Twitter Dog"?
The Twitter dog of Dublin has been returned. A Jack Russell terrier named
Patch jumped aboard an Irish Rail train in rural Kilcock and arrived in Dublin with morning commuters Wednesday. Irish Rail sent a "lost dog!" tweet and got more than 500 retweets in 32 minutes. Owner Deirdre Anglin says the rapid retweets put the alert on her radar. An Irish Rail spokesman says Twitter was ideal for sending out a nationwide appeal about the dog. Ireland is a tech-savvy country where cell phones were the norm long before they were in the United States. Anglin took Patch home on the train and she says fellow travelers kept asking, "Is that the dog from Twitter?" Here's a picture of the cute dog.