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Red Cross Offers Free App for Floods, Emergency Situations

On Friday, the Red Cross launched its new Flood app in a continuing effort to prepare the Southern Tier for possible flooding.
 
The app allows users to access information to help them before, after, and during a flood.

A function called "I'm Safe" allows the user to notify their friends and family that they're okay.

A flashlight, strobe light, and alarm are in the app's toolkit. and an alarm will sound giving you information when a disaster is occurring.
 
"This is what's going on. This is the up to date weather report. There's shelters available at these places. What we suggest is that you stay home and stay close to your phone, and be prepared for the following things, and it will outline all of that for you," said Shelley Bierwiler, community executive, for the Southern Tier Red Cross.
 
The app is free and compatible with the iphone, ipad, and Android.

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