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How Mobile Devices are Transforming Disaster Relief and Public Safety

Brookings Institute

This document examines how mobile technology assists in the creation of early warning systems, aids in emergency coordination, and improves public communications in times of crisis. The authors advise policymakers to make better use of current mobile technologies and promote future advances to provide first responders and citizens with the tools necessary to save lives during threatening events. Governments and businesses alike should take full advantage of mobile technology to mitigate property damage, inform the public and save lives.

http://www.brookings.edu/research/papers/2013/07/16-mobile-technology-disaster-relief-west

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