Emer­gency Alerts: Amer­i­can Red Cross

RECOIL OFFGRID - - Emergency Apps -

NOTES:

This all-in­clu­sive app from the Amer­i­can Red Cross will help you mon­i­tor more than 35 dif­fer­ent se­vere weather and emer­gency con­di­tions in your area so that you can be aware of ap­proach­ing haz­ards. The app pro­vides cus­tom­iz­a­ble real-time alerts to help you pre­pare for on­com­ing threats. App also fea­tures pre­loaded emer­gency con­tent, pro­vid­ing in­stant ac­cess to help you even with­out con­nec­tiv­ity.

PROS:

Mon­i­tor for earth­quakes, tor­na­does, hur­ri­canes, flood, win­ter storms, ex­treme heat, wild­fires, and se­vere weather Con­nect with loved ones to share alerts

Cus­tom­iz­a­ble alerts and no­ti­fi­ca­tions

Pre­loaded con­tent en­sures ac­cess to safety in­for­ma­tion with or with­out re­cep­tion or in­ter­net con­nec­tion.

Map show­ing lo­ca­tions of Red Cross shel­ters

Step-by-step di­rec­tions and guid­ance on mak­ing a fam­ily emer­gency plan

Toolkit with a flash­light, strobe light, and au­di­ble alarm

Con­tent is also avail­able in Span­ish by us­ing a sim­ple tog­gle switch.

Avail­able for Ap­ple and An­droid mo­bile de­vices

Now sup­ports Ap­ple Watch OS 4.0 and above, and An­droid Wear­ables 2.6 and above

CONS:

Text can some­times be dif­fi­cult to read.

Ex­ces­sive num­ber of no­ti­fi­ca­tions can dis­tract users. You may re­ceive no­ti­fi­ca­tions so­lic­it­ing blood do­na­tions.

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