As Tropical Depression Cindy makes landfall in West Louisiana, Leon County wants to make sure all of its citizens are prepared for the next disaster, through a new app.
The new Leon County Connect Application is a tool every Leon County citizen needs to utilize – this was the message county official Mathieu Cavell conveyed Thursday. Along with providing critical updates, the app allows citizens to communicate with the county directly. County Administrator Vince Long stressed the importance of two-way communication.
“It’s two-way, so it’s really important for us as well, to be able to receive information from people. Through this app you can send pictures of the localized conditions that you’re dealing with. We can’t be everywhere, so on your road or in your neighborhood and that’s going to provide a great two-way communication for us, especially during a weather event or emergency event,” said Long.
Officials say the goal is for nearly 280,000 Leon County citizens to download the app. About 1,000 people have already downloaded the service, which launched June 1st.