The American Red Cross today launched 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. Building on the Red Cross’ leadership in the social media space, the app also includes a number of features that allow people to monitor personalized weather alerts in locations where family and friends reside and to share information with others in their social networks who might also need it.
“This free Hurricane App is a great tool for us in the South Jersey Region, allowing us to help our neighbors prepare for upcoming storms," said Laura Steinmetz of the Jersey Coast Red Cross.
"It puts personalized preparedness information in the pockets and purses of those who need it,” said Jack McMaster, president, Preparedness and Health and Safety Services at the American Red Cross. “We’re especially proud of the app’s social features that will help friends and families stay in touch during storms, reducing much of the fear and uncertainly for loved ones and property owners far away.”
You can find out how to download it by visiting http://www.redcross.org/hurricaneapp.