American Red Cross Launches Lifesaving Flood App

By on June 9, 2014
Red Cross Flood App

The American Red Cross released their newest mobile app this week. The app is designed as a safeguard against floods and related emergencies. The app is free and allows users to obtain valuable info before, during and after a flood.

From the American Red Cross:
“The app incorporates a number of interfaces that the user will find invaluable during inclement weather. An audible NOAA [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration] flood and flash flood watch and warning has been included so that people can gather loved ones and head for safety. These alerts can save lives, as they work on a user’s smartphone, so watching TV, listening to the radio, or even being awake are not required. The alert will go directly to the user’s phone when a warning has been issued.

An ‘I’m Safe’ button has also been integrated that allows users to send a message letting family and friends know they are out of harm’s way. The app also has a toolkit with a flashlight, strobe light and alarm to let others know where you are, as well as a function in which the user can find locations of Red Cross shelters nearby in case they need to evacuate.” (CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY AND APP DETAILS)

Download the Flood App
Remember, usually there is plenty of warning before flashfloods. Using your brain by staying away from flood zones during rainy seasons is your best defense. And when the American Red Cross Flood App alerts you, immediately notify those who may need to move to safer grounds.

American Red Cross App
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