Senator Fuschillo Informs Residents About New "Hurricane" App

Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.

August 19, 2013


     With Long Island in the middle of Hurricane Season, Senator Fuschillo is informing residents about a new, easy-to-use mobile "Hurricane Tracker App" that's been developed by the American Red Cross.

     The app, which is iPhone and Android compatible, includes features such as: the setting of weather alerts; wind speed updates; the location of nearby shelters and emergency services; and information to help residents prepare a family emergency plan. 

     According to the Red Cross, the app also includes:

  • 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 for the United States and its territories 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
  • Badges users can earn through interactive quizzes and share on social networks


     Residents can download the app by calling "**REDCROSS" (**73327677) from their smart phone, after which they will be sent a link to download the hurricane tracking app. The app can also be downloaded from the iTunes or Google Play app stores.    

     Click here to watch an information video about the app.