Tornado Warning app

  • March 4, 2013

The American Red Cross have launched a new tornado warning app to warn users of incoming tornados.

The app will give users real-time information on the location, direction, and severity of the storm and provide locations of Red Cross storm shelters.

One of the best features of this app is the ability to contact friends and family at the touch of a button and let them know you are safe using your social media account.

This is not the first app the the American Red Cross has had developed, they also have a Wildfire app, Earthquake app and Hurricane app and more, you can find details of all the apps available here.


Tornado app features

> Location-based NOAA tornado, severe thunderstorm and flood watch and warning alerts;
> Enhanced weather maps and information provided by Weather Underground, a digital brand of The Weather Company;
> 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;
> 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; and
> Badges users can earn through interactive quizzes and share on social networks.

The app is available for Android and Iphone / iPad users.