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New tornado app brings safety info to mobile devices


MADISON (WKOW) -- The American Red Cross has launched its official Tornado App, putting lifesaving information right in the hands of people who live in, visit, or have loved ones in tornado-prone areas.

This free app—available in English or Spanish—gives iPhone, iPad and Android smart phone and tablet users instant access to local and real-time information, so they know what to do before, during and after a tornado.

David Sharpe, joins Wake Up Wisconsin Weekend to discuss this new technology and ways to get involved with the American Red Cross.

Sharpe has seen first-hand the devastation from Hurricane Sandy. He has been deployed to many major disaster areas.

Ways the general public can get involved with the American Red Cross:

·         Make a financial donation or help fund raise
·         Take a lifesaving skills course
·         Volunteer your time
·         Donate blood
March is Red Cross Month. You can click here for more information about volunteer opportunities or call 877-618-6628 ext 5822 for more information. You can also email to learn more about volunteer recruitment.
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