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Got A Hurricane? There's An App For That

The American Red Cross has a free app to help keep you safe for hurricane season

Whether you have an iPhone or Android, the American Red Cross wants to make it easy for you to be prepared during hurricane season.

The nonprofit's new "Hurricane App" is available for free download in both the iPhone App Store and the Google Play Store for Androids — simply by searching American Red Cross. You can also get the app by dialing **redcross from your mobile phone to generate a text message with a download link.

“This app gives you important information and tools to use before, during and after the storm,” said Mario Bruno, CEO of the American Red Cross Connecticut and Rhode Island Region. “With Hurricane season heating up, this is a great time to download our free app to check your readiness and add one more tool to your home preparedness kit.”       

The app features important safety information, real-time hurricane tracking and tools to let loved ones and friends know that you’re safe and well.

According to the National Weather Service, the Atlantic hurricane season peaks in August and extends through September. It was the end of August last year when . Hurricane Isaac just cause massive wind and flood damage along the Louisiana coast.

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