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.
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