American Red Cross debuts tornado app
It is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Kansas.
American Red Cross - Wichita spokesman James Williams said a safety device is now available for people who live in Tornado Alley. He said the app has a lot of features for people, including:
- Location-based NOAA tornado, severe thunderstorm and flood watch and warning alerts
- Enhanced weather maps
- One-touch “I’m safe” messaging that allows users to broadcast reassurance to family and friends that they are out of harm’s way
- Simple steps and checklists people can use to create an emergency plan and share it with household members
- Preloaded content that gives users instant access to critical action steps, even without mobile connectivity
- Toolkit with flashlight, strobe light and audible alarm
- Locations of open Red Cross shelters
- Badges users can earn through interactive quizzes and share on social networks
"We've launched a free new tornado app available for Apple and Android devices. It is a great resource people can have for lifesaving information right in their hand," said Williams.
You can find the app by searching " Red Cross and Tornado" in app stores. You can also download it at 3cu.be/tsa
. March is also designated as Red Cross Month.
Click on the audio player to hear an interview between James Williams and KFDI's John Wright.