The cool new free app from the American Red Cross is the second in a series for use on both iPhone and Android platforms.

Useful Features of the app include:

One touch “I’m safe” messaging that allows users to broadcast reassurance to family and friends via social media outlets that they are out of harm’s way, location-based NOAA weather alerts that users can share on social networks, remote monitoring of personalized weather alerts where family and friends reside, locations of open Red Cross shelters, simple steps and checklists people can use to create a family emergency plan, preloaded content that gives users instant access to critical action steps, even without mobile connectivity, toolkit with flashlight, strobe light and audible alarm and badges users can earn through interactive quizzes and share on social networks.

Red Cross experts in health, safety, and preparedness have thoroughly reviewed and field tested the information and advice provided in this app. The Hurricane App follows the recently released Red Cross First Aid App, which has had nearly 600,000 downloads in just six weeks.

Check it out in the video below and Download it HERE.