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Red Cross Encourages Public to Download Free Apps

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Updated: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:29:32 MST

STATEWIDE, Colo.- This week is Colorado Severe Weather Awareness Week. Although the winter snow and cold is over, the American Red Cross would like to remind people that it doesn't mean severe weather is not around the corner.

Residents and visitors are encouraged this week to be prepared for possible dangers inherent from warmer spring weather and winter like storms.

To urge people to take precautions, the American Red Cross is encouraging the public to download free apps from their smart phones.


"I think it's really important because it helps you be prepared in case one of these disasters happens in your area. It teaches you how to make a family emergency plan, how to make a 72 hour disaster kit and just have general awareness of the disasters that would occur in your area,” said Courtney Strother, Disaster Program Specialist.

There are ten free apps that help individuals and families prepare for weather threats and what to do in a disaster.


The apps are available for smart phones in Android and iPhone formats.


For more information or details about getting prepared for Severe Weather, you can go online to




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