Hurricane - American Red Cross

Hurricane - American Red Cross

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**One of the top 6 hurricane tracking apps - CNN**
**Readers’ Pick: Most innovative and useful hurricane app – FastCompany**
**One of 5 apps to get you through a natural disaster – Fox News**
**Top Apps of the Week (11/3/12) – ABC News**
**Top Apps of the Week (10/29/12) - MediaBistro**
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Be ready for severe weather with Hurricane by American Red Cross. Monitor conditions in your area or throughout the storm track, prepare your family and home, find help and let others know you are safe even if the power is out – a must have for anyone who lives in an area where a hurricane may strike or has loved ones who do.

Ahora disponible en español.

Please note: shelters only show the current open shelters. More shelters are setup as disasters happen, but until then, there may not be any shelters near you.

Features:
- Easy to use Spanish language toggle to switch translation directly inside the app.
- Step-by-step instructions let you know what to do even if the cell towers are down and the power is out.
- Monitor weather conditions in your area or those of loved-ones with location-based alerts for the U.S. and its territories from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA).
- Let family and friends know you are okay with the customizable “I’m Safe” alert for Facebook, Twitter, email and text.
- Find open Red Cross shelters in your area when you need help.
- Stay safe when the lights are out with the Hurricane Toolkit, including a strobe light, flashlight and audible alert functions.
- Prepare for the worst by learning how to assemble an emergency kit for your family in the event of power outage or evacuation.
- Empower your family to stay safe and remain calm in an emergency by learning how to make and practice an emergency plan.
- Earn badges that you can share with your friends and show off your hurricane knowledge with interactive quizzes.
- See an illustrated history of hurricanes in your area.
- Learn the difference between a hurricane warning and watch.
- Know how to what to do about food and drinking water when your area has been impacted by floods and power outages.

Please update your app to the latest version as soon as possible! It address numerous critical issues with crashing!

Permissions:
DIRECTLY CALL PHONE NUMBERS: We need this to allow you to call emergency numbers from within the app
CAMERA: We need to be able to use the camera to allow us to use the flashlight in Tool Kit
GPS LOCATION: We need to serve you hurricane alerts based on your current location
PHONE CONTACTS: We need this for the Make a Plan view to allow you to add emergency contacts straight from your address book

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Recently changed in this version

Bug fixes


Comments and ratings for Hurricane - American Red Cross
  • (67 stars)

    by Reyna De Jesus on 22/06/2014

    It takes so much space on my phone. I can't delete my other apps on my phone that I use on a daily basis to install this one. I'm sorry but I will install it when it does not require so much MB/Data. Please fix. Thanks

  • (67 stars)

    by Debra Winans on 21/06/2014

    Living in Florida, you need something like this. So your ready for it.

  • (67 stars)

    by Dave Eslinger on 20/06/2014

    Good info, well presented.

  • (67 stars)

    by Mark Zamiatowski on 15/06/2014

    Any one who has too worry about hurcain season this app is the best one to have on your phone.

  • (67 stars)

    by Robin Byrd on 15/06/2014

    the app was fine before it was upgraded. after the upgrade I have no more toolbox. no flashlight no siren no strobe. I would like the old version back it was much clearer and better.

  • (67 stars)

    by Andrew Weil on 10/06/2014

    Tells you what you need to know and do before, during and after a hurricane. Also includes notifications and tools to help you when you need them.

  • (67 stars)

    by Roseann Schomberg on 08/06/2014

    Keeps you updated on the weather when you need it. I would recommend this to everyone