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    Published: 2016-01-04, by .

    A great way to learn about emergencies and be prepared for one

    7.8
    • It's useful
    • Lots of features
    • Clean user interface design
    • Too many notifications
    • No easy settings change
    • Force closed once

    "The Red Cross In The Palm Of Your Hand"

    THE VERDICT

    Are you looking for a way to keep track of information, especially in an emergency. Do you need to know what to do in the event of a tsunami or earthquake? Well, this app has your information right here. Look for real-time alerts and keep in touch when you need to.

    THE PROS

    There is a ton of information in here that is useful in an emergency. The extra emergency features, like the strobe light, make for added usability. It loads up quickly, has a good user interface design and doesn't use up too many resources or drain the battery.

    THE CONS

    The notifications come fast and heavy. There also should be some clearer instructions on how to manage alerts and notifications. It force closed once and had to be reloaded.

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    William

    by William

    Jan 04, 2016

    Description

    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 – a must have for anyone who lives in an area where a hurricane may strike or has loved ones who do.

    Features:
    • Free and available in English and Spanish.
    • Step-by-step instructions let you know what to do even before/during/after the storm, even if no data connectivity.
    • Track the path of a hurricane with our interactive storm tracker displaying where the app has been and where it’s predicted to go.
    • Monitor, hurricane, flood & tornado-related weather conditions in your area or those of loved-ones with various map layers and location-based notifications for the U.S. and its territories.
    • Customizable alerting and push notification options.
    • Easy to view alert feed with the ability to remove alerts.
    • 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.

    Privacy policy: http://www.redcross.org/privacy-policy
    EULA: http://www.redcross.org/m/mobile-apps/eula

    Copyright 2012-2014 The American National Red Cross

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    8.4

    Users comments for Hurricane - American Red Cross

    Eric Swanson

    by Eric Swanson

    Oct 07, 2017  |  "Poor"

    Says hurricane Nate has been and currently is a Cat 5?! Where is this data coming from? Clearly wrong. I reported it hours ago and it's still the same. And we're supposed to rely on Red Cross? :( bummed. I've liked this app for a while now. Hope they fix it

    Jarrod Gruber

    by Jarrod Gruber

    Oct 07, 2017  |  "Poor"

    Uh... It says Hurricane Nate will make landfall as a "Cat 5 with 80mph winds". Contradicting itself.

    Gabrielle Gundacker

    by Gabrielle Gundacker

    Oct 01, 2017  |  "Great"

    Just added it...

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Sep 25, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Love it

    Robert Ghost

    by Robert Ghost

    Sep 24, 2017  |  "OK"

    can you fix the map overlays, there are so many markers it makes the app crash, could you maybe break shelters up by state and let the user decide the overlays they want? Or add a setup walk through when you first install the app?

    Mark Haywood

    by Mark Haywood

    Sep 22, 2017  |  "OK"

    Not good