Stay prepared for hurricanes with the Red Cross Hurricane app!

We are getting into the prime of hurricane season and although New England doesn’t experience many hurricanes, it is important to be aware of what you can do to prepare for one.  The Hurricane app developed by the Red Cross is user friendly and perfect for knowing what to do before, during, and after a hurricane.  Download the app and familiarize yourself with all it has to offer before a hurricane is on its way.  

The app opens to the Prepare screen which is further categorized to Right before, During, After, Plan ahead, and Make a plan.  Each category has details on what you should be aware of.  For instance – Right before teaches you the difference between a Hurricane Watch and a Hurricane Warning, Be prepared to evacuate quickly and know your routes and destinations, among other useful tips to note.  There is also a checklist to ensure you are ready in the instance that a hurricane is approaching.  The other categories work very similarly with tips throughout the entire timeline of a hurricane.

Do you want to ensure you know what to do in case of a hurricane?  There are several test options to test your knowledge from the Prepare link.  It’s a quick way to test your knowledge before it is too late.  

There are also options to set your phone up to pull in information for your specific location.  By doing this, be in the know all the time.  You will receive updates from the app if there is a watch or a warning in your area.  You can pick several locations, so if you travel a lot for work, you can receive information for all the locations you select.  Also be aware of the current hurricanes around the nation by clicking the link to Tracker and Weather Map.  

If a hurricane is approaching, it will be handy to know where the Red Cross shelters are located.  This is easily found by clicking on the link at the top labeled Shelters.  The shelters are pinpointed on the map with the name of the location.

You can find all this information and so much more by downloading the app.  Just search Red Cross Hurricane on your smartphone, download, and you’re done!  It’s that easy!  


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