Free Hurricane Tracking App to Keep You Safe From Frankenstorm, Hurricane Sandy

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There are tons of Apps out there for hurricane tracking. However, this one is free. Free is good, especially when not being alert can mean the difference between life and death.

Here are some of the app’s details:

Hurricane by American Red Cross

Description

Be ready for severe weather with Hurricane by American Red Cross. Monitor conditions in your area or throughout the storm track, prepare your family and home, find help and let others know you are safe – a must have for anyone who lives in an area where a hurricane may strike or has loved ones who do.
Features:
•Step-by-step instructions let you know what to do even before/during/after the storm, even if no data connectivity.
•Monitor hurricane-related weather conditions in your area or those of loved-ones with location-based alerts for the U.S. and its territories from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA).
•Let family and friends know you are okay with the customizable “I’m Safe” alert for Facebook, Twitter, email and text.
•Find open Red Cross shelters in your area when you need help.
•Stay safe when the lights are out with the Hurricane Toolkit, including a strobe light, flashlight and audible alert functions.
•Prepare for the worst by learning how to assemble an emergency kit for your family in the event of power outage or evacuation.
•Empower your family to stay safe and remain calm in an emergency by learning how to make and practice an emergency plan.
•Earn badges that you can share with your friends and show off your hurricane knowledge with interactive quizzes.
•See an illustrated history of hurricanes in your area.
•Learn the difference between a hurricane warning and watch.
•Know how to what to do about food and drinking water when your area has been impacted by floods and power outages.

In other words, it’s the all-around go-to app for information on hurricane safety and awareness, before, during and after the storm.

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