New Hurricane App brings safety info to smart phones | Environment
The following is a Press Release from the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross has released its second mobile app of the summer, the Red Cross Hurricane App. This release comes on the heels of the very successful Red Cross First Aid app, which garnered nearly 600,000 downloads in its first six weeks. We want everyone prepared for hurricanes or other storms that come our way, especially as we see that tropical storm looming.
The FREE Red Cross app gives people real time information for hurricane threats where they are located – whether it’s the community where they live or the places they love to vacation.
The app has a number of features that let people share vital information with their Facebook friends and Twitter followers. People who need to get out of harm’s way quickly can tap the “I’m Safe” button to post a message to their social accounts, letting friends and loved ones know they are okay. These features that will help friends and families stay in touch during hurricanes, reducing much of the fear and uncertainly for loved ones and property owners far away.
The Red Cross app also gives people the ability to receive location-based NOAA weather alerts for the United States and its territories and share those on their social networks too.