American Red Cross Offers Free Flood App

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As part of National Flood Safety Awareness Week last week, the American Red Cross released a new Flood App. The free app gives smart phone users instant access to local and real-time information. Robin Summers, Executive Director of the Southwestern Illinois Chapter of the American Red Cross, told us more about what the app has to offer.

The app will allow audible NOAA, and NOAA is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration flood and flash flood watches and warnings,” Summers told WGEL. “The audible warnings will come through to alert people when they’re asleep or they’re away from the TV and radio, which is really kind of neat, so you’ve always got that protection in your hand.”

Summers said the app also provides tips on how to prepare for flooding.

“Basically anything that you need to know to protect your home and property, to make a plan for your family and your pets, and to make an emergency kit, should you be alerted to flooding, are available in this mobile app.”

The new app is available for download in the Apple store and the Google Play store by searching for American Red Cross.