The American Red Cross today launches its official Hurricane App, putting lifesaving information right in the hands of people who live in or who visit hurricane prone areas.
This free app is the second in a series to be created by the American Red Cross, the nation’s leader in emergency preparedness, for use on both iPhone and Android platforms. It gives instant access to local and real time information on what to do before, during and after hurricanes.
It allow people to monitor personalized weather alerts in locations where family and friends reside and share information with others in their social networks who might also need it.
The launch of the Red Cross hurricane app comes just before what is traditionally the busiest period of the Atlantic hurricane season. Features of the app include:
*One touch “I’m safe” messaging that allows users to broadcast reassurance to family and friends via social media outlets that they are out of harm’s way
*Location-based NOAA weather alerts for the United States and its territories users can share on social networks
*Remote monitoring of personalized weather alerts where family and friends reside
*Locations of open Red Cross shelters
*Simple steps and checklists people can use to create a family
The app enables people across the country to receive alerts for locations in areas where they like to vacation or where loved ones live, giving peace of mind to travelers, people who winter in warmer climates, and those with elderly relatives or college students in coastal areas.
The Hurricane and First Aid Apps can be found in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store for Android by searching for American Red Cross, or by going to the Red Cross webpage at http://www.redcross.org/FirstAidApp .