first_img Related Stories Share ??:?? | Play story Add to My ListIn My List For Whom The Bell Rings Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party The state is upgrading its emergency mobile app. The update comes after several winter storms, including one state officials drew some criticism for after thousands of drivers were stranded on local highways.??:??The app was first launched in 2011 and is supposed to help Georgians stay safe during severe weather and other emergencies. The improvements come at the recommendation of a severe weather taskforce formed by the Governor’s office after the winter storms. Governor Nathan Deal says the changes will make it easier for Georgians to stay informed during times of emergency.“In these instances having the right information can make all the world of difference. That’s why the latest version of the app offers a variety of features to make sure our citizens stay aware as a situation progresses.”The improvements include a live traffic map with incident reports. It also features an upgraded map of local shelters and provides directions to them from a users’ current location. Those downloading the app will also receive severe weather and emergency alerts. last_img