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**
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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

Performance and stability improvements


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

    by D Henderson on 18/08/2014

    Information updates are slow. Other apps have current information.

  • (67 stars)

    by Joseph Pena on 13/08/2014

    Tropical storm Bertha hit my island the other day. This app did nothing to alert me. I love in Puerto Rico, which is highly active areas for both earthquakes and hurricanes. Both apps that do nothing but take up space on the phone. Don't bother downloading. Shame on you Red Cross

  • (67 stars)

    by Joel Granger on 08/08/2014

    How come the two hurricanes in Hawaii are not on the map ? Makes this app useless.

  • (67 stars)

    by Kris Arguin on 07/08/2014

    Good base info for being prepared, especially if you're new to living in areas where hurricanes can strike

  • (67 stars)

    by Erin Issa on 06/08/2014

    Not user friendly...and not accurate

  • (67 stars)

    by Bruce Ostrout Jr on 05/08/2014

    Currently a hurricane offshore and this app has no record of it. CRAP

  • (67 stars)

    by Brian Parker on 03/08/2014

    Lots of information for preparing and surviving storms. Excellent tool for your prep bag.