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Red Cross Disaster Apps

This suite of free apps from the Red Cross helps users track weather alerts across the globe, to make sure loved ones are safe and learn how to respond before, during, and after a severe weather event. There are four apps available under the Disaster Apps section of the page linked above. The "Emergency App" lets users monitor their locations or the location of loved ones with 35 different extreme weather alerts. Alternatively, users can download specialized apps for hurricane, tornado, or earthquake information. The apps offer customizable alerts and the ability to push notifications to users' mobile phone, Apple Watch, or Android wearable device. In an emergency, the apps can notify loved ones that users are safe or guide them to nearby Red Cross shelters. Each app provides instructions to prepare for disasters and develop a family preparedness plan, and during an emergency, the in-app toolkit can be used for a flashlight, strobe light, or audible alarm. Every app is available in English and Spanish and can be downloaded for Apple or Android devices. Visitors should also check out other apps in the Red Cross suite for first aid, blood donation, swimming safety, and more.
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  • https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2021/0917
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Date of Scout Publication
September 17th
Date Of Record Creation
August 30th at 3:32pm
Date Of Record Release
August 31st at 3:13pm
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