The mobile app links to information on power outages, shelters, city services and police

For people seeking the latest local information on Hurricane Florence, the city has an app for that.

The Fayetteville, NC app is free and available for Android and Apple devices.

Florence information is available from the home screen under a hurricane icon titled Storm Information.

City spokesman Nathan Walls said 3,000 people have downloaded the app in the past four days.

“Citizens can receive all of the latest press releases, videos and other information about Hurricane Florence and how it directly impacts them here in Fayetteville,” he said. “This provides them that much needed information in the palm of their hand.”

The app can be downloaded from Google Play or the Apple Store.

In a news release, the city and Cumberland County provided other ways for people to stay connected:

• Check out the city’s Facebook page.

• Watch local updates on FayTV at www.FayTV.net or on Spectrum Cable Ch. 7

• Visit www.ReadyNC.org

• Follow the Fayetteville Police Department on Facebook. You also can access the Police Department’s app through the city app or download it directly from Android or Apple.

Columnist Myron B. Pitts can be reached at mpitts@fayobserver.com or 910-486-3559.