The American Red Cross launched two new apps to bring hurricane preparedness and first-aid information directly to smartphones.
The official Hurricane App, puts lifesaving information right in the hands of people who live in or who visit hurricane prone areas. The app has many features including: one touch “I’m safe” messaging that allows users to broadcast reassurance to family and friends via social media outlets that they are out of harm’s way, location-based NOAA weather alerts for the United States and its territories users can share on social networks, remote monitoring of personalized weather alerts where family and friends reside; locations of open Red Cross shelters, and more.
The American Red Cross First Aid app gives you instant access to the information you need to know to handle the most common first aid emergencies. People have used the app to respond to everything from cuts and sprains to choking, seizures and strokes.
Both apps are free and are availalbe for Android and iPhone devices.