JACKSON, MISS., SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2014 — Severe weather is forecast in Mississippi tonight through late Tuesday, and the American Red Cross urges residents to take steps now to stay safe as thunderstorms and possible tornadoes, damaging winds, hail and flash flooding threaten.
“The Red Cross encourages Mississippians to take a few simple steps that can help save lives during severe weather," said Sandra Hodge, CEO, American Red Cross Mississippi Region.
The Red Cross offers a suite of safety and preparedness apps for mobile devices. Get your family and home ready for:
· A tornado with the official Tornado App from the American Red Cross. The tornado warning app puts everything you need to know to prepare for a tornado – and all that comes with it – in the palm of your hand. With interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice it’s never been easier to be ready.
· A flood with the American Red Cross Flood App, it’s the complete solution you need to understand and prepare for flooding and all that comes with it.
· The official American Red Cross First Aid app puts expert advice for everyday emergencies in your hand. Available for iPhone and Android devices, the official American Red Cross First Aid app gives you instant access to the information you need to know to handle the most common first aid emergencies. With videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice it’s never been easier to know first aid.
Find these apps and others from the American Red Cross at www.redcross.org/mobileapps. To find tips for helping you prepare for and respond during a tornado, flood or other emergency, visit http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster.