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Editors' Review

by   / August 07, 2014

Hurricane - American Red Cross is a must-have app if you live or travel in hurricane zones. It helps you with everything you need to prepare for, survive, and recover from a hurricane or tropical storm. Hurricane receives real-time alerts for your location and also finds evacuation routes, hospitals, and emergency services when necessary. It's an excellent teaching tool, too.


Disaster relief: With authoritative advice and facts from the American Red Cross, just having Hurricane on your phone can mean the difference between life and death when a hurricane hits.

Real-time alerts: We could receive real-time alerts for hurricanes, floods, tornados, and other events via text, email, and other means.

Two language options: We could toggle between English and Spanish language interfaces, making this app even more versatile in an emergency.

Toolkit: The Toolkit menu accesses Flashlight, Strobe Light, and Alarm widgets; a plan-making tool, and first aid advice. You can even send "I'm safe" notifications to worried friends and family members.


Text heavy: As we've noted with the other apps from the American Red Cross, about the only legit complaint we can make is that it looks and feels like a pamphlet from the American Red Cross. It's much more than that, though, but it would benefit from some multimedia additions.

Bottom Line

Hurricane -- American Red Cross is authoritative, concise, useful, and packed with extras. If you're in an area prone to hurricanes, this is a must-have app to add to your device.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.3.2

For permission info: see description== 1.3.2 ==Fixed issue with shelters not refreshingFixed crashing issue when downloading new contentFixed issue with alerts not showing for current locationEmbedded storm tracker into appUpdated localisation == 1.3.1 ==Fixed crashing issuesFixed issue with alerts not showing properlyFixed local shelters not showing== 1.3 ==Fixed major issues with spanish devices not loading contentAdded flashlight/strobe lightAdded make a plan section


Publisher American Red Cross
Publisher web site
Release Date August 30, 2012
Date Added August 29, 2012
Version 1.3.2


Category Home Software
Subcategory Weather Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android 2.2/2.3.3 - 2.3.7
Additional Requirements Compatible with 2.2 and above.

Download Information

File Size 7.53MB
File Name External File


Total Downloads 65
Downloads Last Week 1


License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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