Siren Push Notifications in Red Cross Tornado App Could Save Lives

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New technology from the Red Cross Tornado app allows smart phone users to receive audible siren alerts during tornado warnings, even if the app is closed, and thereby prevent users from sleeping through warnings.

Push notifications may also be received when a warning has expired, equally important information for families inside a safe room.

Download the app on the App Store and on Google Play at http://www.redcross.org/mobile-apps/tornado-app/.

For more preparedness, participate in the Statewide Tornado Drill on Tuesday, March 12 at 9:45 a.m. Sign up at www.ReadyVirginia.gov.