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Tornado - American Red Cross for Android

Editors' Review

by   / July 01, 2014

If you live in a tornado-prone area, you might want Tornado -- American Red Cross on your Android phone or tablet. This informative free app helps users prepare for possible tornado outbreaks, issues alerts, and even finds shelters and emergency services if need be. It also teaches about tornadoes and even quizzes (and rewards) your knowledge.

Pros

Educational achievements: This app teaches the science of tornadoes, famous historic tornadoes, and other information. You can quiz yourself to win Achievements certifying your knowledge.

Emergency tools: Tapping the briefcase icon opened a full menu of Emergency Tools, including a Flashlight, strobe light, alarm, test siren, and First Aid.

Other extras: An animated weather map with multiple Satellite and Standard views is just one of this app's useful extras. Others include a Shelters finder, customizable Alerts, and many more Red Cross resources, courses, FAQs, and links.

Cons

It's a twister! If everything you know about tornadoes comes from "The Wizard of Oz," this informative, well-made app probably won't be as exciting as it should be, especially if you live in or near Tornado Alley.

Warmer: In this new and unsettling variation of the" hot-or-cold" directions game, the tornadoes get nearer as you get warmer. Tornadoes are already occurring in unusual places due to climate change, a trend likely to accelerate. Be prepared!

Bottom Line

Tornado is one of a series of free or inexpensive weather and emergency preparedness apps from the American Red Cross. It's a great learning resource, but it could be a lifesaver, too.

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Editors' Review

by   / July 01, 2014

If you live in a tornado-prone area, you might want Tornado -- American Red Cross on your Android phone or tablet. This informative free app helps users prepare for possible tornado outbreaks, issues alerts, and even finds shelters and emergency services if need be. It also teaches about tornadoes and even quizzes (and rewards) your knowledge.

Pros

Educational achievements: This app teaches the science of tornadoes, famous historic tornadoes, and other information. You can quiz yourself to win Achievements certifying your knowledge.

Emergency tools: Tapping the briefcase icon opened a full menu of Emergency Tools, including a Flashlight, strobe light, alarm, test siren, and First Aid.

Other extras: An animated weather map with multiple Satellite and Standard views is just one of this app's useful extras. Others include a Shelters finder, customizable Alerts, and many more Red Cross resources, courses, FAQs, and links.

Cons

It's a twister! If everything you know about tornadoes comes from "The Wizard of Oz," this informative, well-made app probably won't be as exciting as it should be, especially if you live in or near Tornado Alley.

Warmer: In this new and unsettling variation of the" hot-or-cold" directions game, the tornadoes get nearer as you get warmer. Tornadoes are already occurring in unusual places due to climate change, a trend likely to accelerate. Be prepared!

Bottom Line

Tornado is one of a series of free or inexpensive weather and emergency preparedness apps from the American Red Cross. It's a great learning resource, but it could be a lifesaver, too.

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General

Publisher American Red Cross
Publisher web site
Release Date November 13, 2018
Date Added November 13, 2018
Version 3.7.4

Category

Category Home Software
Subcategory Weather Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 11.14MB
File Name External File

Popularity

Total Downloads 108
Downloads Last Week 2

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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