American Red Cross Offers an Earthquake App for Mobile Platforms
The American Red Cross announced the launch of a free Earthquake app designed to give smart phone users in disaster prone areas a quick link to crucial information. The earthquake app is offered in English and Spanish and will give real-time updates on how an earthquake has affected users’ nearby area.
Paul Schultz, CEO of the American Red Cross Los Angeles, says apps and social media are becoming more important in emergencies every day. That’s why the Red Cross has launched a free earthquake app that prepares you for during and after a temblor. The app, available in English or Spanish, is the third of its kind created by the American Red Cross. Using the newly launched app you will get :
- Earthquake notifications showing the epicenter, magnitude and intensity of a rumbler.
- One touch “I’m safe” messaging to notify family and friends through social media that they are OK.
- Locations of open Red Cross shelters.
- Simple steps and checklists to create an emergency plan.
- And information on events that may follow an earthquake, such as tsunamis and fires.
- The earthquake app can be found in the Apple App Store on an iPhone or the
Margaret Arbini Madonna, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Long Beach & Rio Hondo Chapters of the American Red Cross, stated:
“This newest app gives instant access to local and real time information on what to do before, during and after earthquakes, Residents will receive earthquake notifications and can monitor activity where other family and friends reside. People who do not live in earthquake-prone areas can have peace of mind knowing (they’ll) have instant information about loved ones.”
You can download the app for free from the Play Store.