Red Cross Tornado App Released

It’s the last day Severe Weather Awareness Week, and the American Red Cross has launched its official Tornado App, putting lifesaving information right in the hands of people who live in, visit or have loved ones in tornado-prone areas. The free app-available in English or Spanish-gives iPhone, iPad and Android smart phone and tablet users instant access to local and real-time information, so they know what to do before, during and after a tornado.

The app includes a high-pitched siren and “tornado warning!” alert that signals people when a NOAA tornado warning has been issued in their area – even if the app is closed. An “all clear!” alert lets users know when a tornado warning has expired or has been cancelled. It has a number of other useful features including safety information you can access even if you don’t have wireless service at that moment. Look for it in your device’s App Store.