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Download Red Cross Apps to Get You Safely through the Storm

Red Cross apps put life-saving information at your fingertips to keep you safe throughout the storm.

With snow falling throughout the Northeast, residents can prepare by downloading American Red Cross mobile applications including the First Aid App and Hurricane App for safety tips as the storm bears down across the region. Red Cross apps are available for free download on both iPhone and Android platforms.

Weather experts predict this weekend’s storm will bring blizzard snow conditions and hurricane winds in the Northeast, along with cold temperatures and the possibility of power outages. Thousands of flights have been canceled and residents have been instructed by local authorities to stay home and off the roads.

With Americans becoming increasingly reliant on mobile devices during emergencies, Red Cross apps provide information, useful tools and a way to let loved ones know you are safe. These apps also give instant access to local and real time information on what to do before, during and after the storm. When you download Red Cross apps, you have life-saving information at your fingertips to keep you safe throughout the duration of the storm.

First Aid App features include:

  • Safety and preparedness tips for conditions including severe winter weather and home fires
  • Care for frostbite and hypothermia
  • Power outage tips including how to use generators safely
  • Simple step-by-step instructions for everyday first aid scenarios;
  • Prioritized steps to take during an emergency, with 9-1-1 call button;
  • Videos and animations to make learning first aid fun and easy;
  • Preloaded content that gives instant access to all safety information at any time
  • Hurricane App features include:

  • Simple steps and checklists people can use to create a family emergency plan;
  • Toolkit with flashlight, strobe light and audible alarm;
  • 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;
  • Preloaded content that gives users instant access to critical action steps even without mobile connectivity; and
  • Locations of open Red Cross shelters
  • A variety of Red Cross Apps can be found in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store for Android by searching for American Red Cross.

    About the American Red Cross:
    The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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