The app includes a high-pitched siren and “tornado warning!” alert that signals when a NOAA tornado warning has been issued in their area.
As National Severe Weather Awareness Week approaches, the American Red Cross is releasing its official Tornado App, putting lifesaving information right in the hands of people who live in, visit or have loved ones in tornado-prone areas.
This free app—available in English or Spanish—gives iPhone, iPad and Android smart phone and tablet users instant access to local and real-time information, so they know what to do before, during and after a tornado. The app includes a high-pitched siren and “tornado warning!” alert that signals when a NOAA tornado warning has been issued in their area – even if users have the app closed. An “all clear!” alert lets users know when a tornado warning has expired or has been cancelled.
Theapp also has a toolkit that features a flash light, strobe light and audible alar that would help rescue worker find people who are trapped.