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Tuesday
Sep252012

American Red Cross Releases New Earthquakes iPhone App

The American Red Cross released last week an iPhone app called Earthquakes. The app notifies you when an earthquake occurs, but also give you all the necessary information regarding safety before, during and after an earthquake.

It features: 

  • Step-by-step instructions let you know what to do even before/during/after an earthquake, even if no data connectivity
  • Get notified when an earthquake occurs; see the intensity impact to your area or those of loved-ones with notifications generated by the United States Geological Survey (USGS)
  • 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 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 earthquakes in your area
  • Know how to what to do about food and drinking water when your area has been impacted by floods and power outages 

The app is free and available in the App Store [iTunes Link]

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