ALBANY, NY (Oct. 26, 2012) - With the formation of Hurricane Sandy and the possible paths the storm may take, the American Red Cross Northeastern New York Region (ARCNENY) encourages people in the to download its Hurricane App, create or update their family disaster plan and restock their emergency preparedness kits.
The American Red Cross Hurricane App puts lifesaving information right in the hands of people who live in or who visit hurricane prone areas. This free app, available in English or Spanish, is for use on both iPhone and Android platforms. It gives users instant access to local and real time information on what to do before, during and after hurricanes. The app also includes a number of features that 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.
"We want everyone to be ready for the possible effects of a hurricane," said Colleen Dundas, ARCNENY Preparedness Associate. "The American Red Cross has resources to help people plan for emergencies and prepare their households and workplaces."
Other features of the app include:
The Hurricane app can be found in the iTunes or Google Play app stores by searching for American Red Cross. The Red Cross First Aid App helps people learn what to do in an emergency in case help is delayed. Download all of the preparedness apps at redcross.org/mobile-apps. People can go to redross.org for additional information and resources.