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App: Hurricane - American Red Cross

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Category Weather
Requires os version:Android2.2 and up
**One of the top 6 hurricane tracking apps - CNN****Readers’ Pick: Most innovative and useful hurricane app – FastCompany****One of 5 apps to get you through a natural disaster – Fox News****Top Apps of the Week (11/3/12) – ABC News****Top Apps of the Week (10/29/12) - MediaBistro****Top App of the week (9/2/12) - Appolicious**

Be ready for severe weather with Hurricane by American Red Cross. Monitor conditions in your area or throughout the storm track, prepare your family and home, find help and let others know you are safe even if the power is out – a must have for anyone who lives in an area where a hurricane may strike or has loved ones who do.

Please note: shelters only show the current open shelters. More shelters are setup as disasters happen, but until then, there may not be any shelters near you.

Features: - Step-by-step instructions let you know what to do even if the cell towers are down and the power is out. - Monitor weather conditions in your area or those of loved-ones with location-based alerts for the U.S. and its territories from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA). - 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 Hurricane 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 hurricanes in your area. - Learn the difference between a hurricane warning and watch. - Know how to what to do about food and drinking water when your area has been impacted by floods and power outages.

Please update your app to the latest version as soon as possible! It address numerous critical issues with crashing!

Permissions:DIRECTLY CALL PHONE NUMBERS: We need this to allow you to call emergency numbers from within the appCAMERA: We need to be able to use the camera to allow us to use the flashlight in Tool KitGPS LOCATION: We need to serve you hurricane alerts based on your current locationPHONE CONTACTS: We need this for the Make a Plan view to allow you to add emergency contacts straight from your address book

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