One of the most valuable things in an emergency is real-time information. You can plan and strategize all you want, but unless you have up-to-date information, it doesn't do you any good.
That's why it's important to stay in contact with the authorities. Police and fire departments usually have the most current information during an emergency.
But, it's not practical to call the local police department or fire station every hour during an emergency situation. After all, they're going to be busy responding to the situation.
That's where this great app comes in. It gives you instant access to current updates from emergency responders in your area by relaying information from radio scanners. In addition to police and fire scanners, you also have access to weather and amateur scanners from around the country.