I wanted to tell everyone about a fantastic communications application you really must try. It was indispensable to us and others during the Hurricane Harvey rescue.
The Zello app acts like a walkie talkie and could be described as a modern CB radio. This is a great app for personal use or for emergency communications teams.
I have it on my iPhone and joined the Pearland Rescue Channel after the disaster. It really came in handy and gave our team, and families great peace of mind knowing that we could stay connected to others.
Louisiana’s Cajun Navy, an informal organization of boat owners who banded together after Hurricane Katrina, recommended that those seeking assistance use Zello to reach them. Cell service wasn’t reliable and Zello proved a lifesaver for many. Even though phone lines and cell service was down, urgent messages got through on Zello, and critical assistance was provided.
Other groups followed their example and used Zello to provide aid, including the Texas Search and Rescue, Boaterstexas, Harvey Animal Rescue, Harvey Small Animal Rescue, and Houston Midwives for Pregnant Mammas.
Here are some of Zello’s features:
I’d be happy to tell you more about my experience using Zello. It can be a lifesaver in any disaster. I recommend you give it a try before the next one hits.