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ReadySCC


ReadySCC is a free, high-quality mobile app that helps create a family disaster preparedness plan in just a few simple steps. 

Use ReadySCC to build up emergency supplies and store vital emergency contacts and links to resources​.

ReadySCC is free from:

Apple App Store Google Play Store
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How much does ReadySCC cost? / Who pays for ReadySCC?
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ReadySCC is free to users. It is paid for by the County of Santa Clara with grant funds provided by the Department of Homeland Security.

The Need to Know Flood Preparedness eGuide provided with ReadySCC was paid for by the Santa Clara Valley Water District. The app is not only free to download it is also free of pop-up ads and advertisements of any kind.​
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Why should I sign up for ReadySCC?
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ReadySCC is a very useful tool you can use to prepare you and your family for disasters of any type—e.g. Earthquakes, Flooding, Wildfires.

As the overarching theme for Disaster Preparedness Month says:

“Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.”​
How does ReadySCC work?
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ReadySCC is an interactive app you use to create an emergency supply kit, stock food and water, first aid kits, go-bags as well as store critical information such as out-of-town contacts and meet-up locations for family members.

It also includes what you need to know about common disasters in our region, such as earthquakes, floods and wildfires as well as local services, resources, and tools (a flashlight, SOS beacon and Alarm) that you may need during a disaster. 
What does ReadySCC do with the information I enter in the App?
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The information you enter in ReadySCC is stored on your phone and is not uploaded to either QuickSeries or County servers.

The only information the County receives about the App is how many times it has been downloaded. 
Is my personal information kept confidential?
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Yes, the information you enter in ReadySCC is stored on your phone and is not uploaded to either QuickSeries or County servers. 

The only information the County receives about the App is how many times it has been downloaded.​

Is my information in ReadySCC stored on the cloud?
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No. The information you enter in ReadySCC is stored on your phone and is not uploaded to QuickSeries, County servers, or the Cloud. 

The only information the County receives about the App is how many times it has been downloaded.​

Do other counties have systems like this? Have similar systems been used successfully?
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Yes, San Bernardino County California as well as Harris County, Texas (where Houston is located) both have “Ready” apps from QuickSeries.​

Is ReadySCC available in any languages other than English?
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Currently ReadySCC is only available in English. ReadySCC was launched and made available to the public in September 2017. 

Future releases may include versions in other languages frequently spoken in Santa Clara County.​

Where does the information in ReadySCC come from?
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The information and recommendations found on ReadySCC and in the Need to Know Guides is based on preparedness information published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Department of Homeland Security. 

Most of this information is also available on the Federal Government’s Ready.gov website.​

Do I need to download ReadySCC if I’ve already signed up for AlertSCC?
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Yes. Please sign-up for AlertSCC to ensure you receive important advisories, alerts and warnings in the event of a disaster. 

Be sure to also download and use ReadySCC so that you’re prepared to take care of yourself and your family when you receive an emergency alert or a disaster strikes without warning.​

How do I download ReadySCC?
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ReadySCC is available from the App Store to download to an iPhone or iPad and from Google Play for download to an Android device. 

Here are the links to download:

ANDROID:
APPLE:
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Does ReadySCC work if I don’t have phone or internet service?
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ReadySCC stores your information and the things you need to know on your cell phone so that it’s ready and available in the event of a disaster. 

When you’re without data/internet access you won’t be able to receive updates on things like Evacuation Centers, Shelters or Evacuation Routes through the app. 

Once you’re able to connect you’ll receive all of the latest information available on the app.​

Who created/published the ReadySCC App?
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QuickSeries, a publisher of pocket guides about a wide-range of subjects since 1992, launched their emergency preparedness app in 2016. 

You can find out more about QuickSeries at: http://quickseries.com/about-us/

Last updated: 2/25/2019 12:02 PM