Floods are the most common natural disaster n the United States and the American Red Cross is now helping save lives by giving people a heads up in the event of a dangerous situation. Nebraska and Southwest Iowa Region spokesperson Liz Dorland says they now have a free flood app for smart phone users that provides real-time information in the event of a flood or flash flood.
The app features one touch “I’m safe” messaging that allows users to send a message letting family and friends know they are safe. It includes a toolkit with fashion, strobe light and audible alarm to let others know where you are. It also provides users real-time recovery resources for returning home and clean up and allows users to take interactive quizzes and share on social networks.
The new Red Cross Flood App is being released during National Flood Safety Awareness Week, March 16th – 22nd. The app is the latest in a series of Red Cross emergency preparedness apps that put lifesaving information into the hands of people when and where they need it.
The flood app is available through the Apple App Store and Google Play.