Hurricane App By The Red Cross
GAINESVILLE - If nothing else, Tropical Storm Andrea is a very real warning to prepare for hurricane season. Stores of water? Check. Batteries, medicine, and possibly a generator? Check. Smartphone? Yup, that too.
Hurricane season is here and Florida is one of the most at risk states, so this feature can really come in handy. The American Red Cross has launched a hurricane app in order to prepare you, even for the most intense hurricanes this season.
The app lets you track any storms and hurricanes live, right from your phone. It gives you updates and warnings about any floods in your area. It can show you nearby shelters that are available, just in case you need to evacuate your home. It also lets you create a disaster plan ahead of time, so you can be prepared.
The app also has some neat stuff you can use in case of an emergency. It has a flashlight, in case of a power outage. And an alarm, let's say you are buried in debris somewhere and need to be rescued. And the best part? It's free.
- Tropical Storm Andrea: Trees Fall On Homes & Cars
- American Red Cross Seeking Donations For Victims of Hurricane Sandy
- Repairing Sinkholes In Live Oak After Tropical Storm Debby
- Was Your Roof Damaged By Tropical Storm Andrea?
- Red Cross Opens Shelters for Storm Victims
- North Central Florida American Red Cross Volunteers Prep to Travel to Oklahoma
- Former American Red Cross Employee Accused of Fraud
- Red Cross Stays Busy With Storm Aid
- Shands Study Shows Response To Fear
- New Study By Shands May Help Treat Anxiety Disorders