The American Red Cross has released an app to help protect you in the event of a hurricane.
A smart phone can be an extremely useful tool in the event of a natural disaster (provided AT&T isn’t throttling your data speed). The new Red Cross hurricane app turns your smart phone into an effective disaster-survival tool.
The app has quite a few useful features including:
- An “I’m safe” button that allows you to broadcast reassurances to your loved ones through social media
- Personalized weather reports for both yourself and those you care about
- Maps to Red Cross shelters in your area
- Phone-based tools like flashlights and signaling tools like strobes and alarm klaxons
Additionally, the Red Cross has an entire page of free disaster-preparedness apps. While Hurricane Sandy is on all of our minds right now, it’s usually a great idea to start preparing before a disaster. Similar apps include: