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Mobile App Prepares Arlington For Crises

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A new mobile app for Arlington County residents may help save lives.
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A new mobile app for Arlington County residents may help save lives.

Arlington County's 'Arlington Prepares' mobile application is designed to prepare users for crisis situations. The app allows people to receive weather and traffic updates, store family emergency plans and contact information, and track supplies in your emergency kit.

A free download is available in the Apple App Store and Android Marketplace.

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