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Are you prepared?


Picture this: You are outside in your backyard enjoying the beautiful sunny weather. Suddenly the sky becomes dark and gloomy. It begins to hail and the tornado sirens go off. Do you know what to do?

Tornadoes can strike anywhere, at any time, and the best time to get ready is before the weather turns bad.

Here are the top 6 ways to prepare for a tornado:

  1. Know your community’s warning system. Communities have different ways of warning residents about tornados.
  2. Practice tornado drills from time to time so that everyone knows what to do if a tornado were to strike.
  3. Pick a safe room in your home such as a basement where everyone can go during a tornado.
  4. Prepare for high winds by removing damaged limbs from trees.
  5. Move or secure lawn furniture, trash cans, hanging plants or anything else that can be picked up by the wind .
  6. Download our FREE tornado app.

To learn (MORE) about tornado safety, click here.




Digital Waders

“Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.” – Thomas Tusser, 1557

June 2008 Central United States Floods and TornadoesThis is the time of the year where the snow starts to melt, the rainy days of April are just around the corner, and umbrellas come out of hibernation. The increase in water can cause concern and create ideal conditions for floods or flash floods. Did you know floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States? We want you and your loved ones to be prepared and safe. That’s why we’re happy to introduce the American Red Cross Flood App.

The app provides flood watch and flood warning alerts right to your phone. No cell phone or wireless signal? There’s a bunch of preloaded content on what to do before, during, and after a flood. You can find open Red Cross shelters based on your location, take tests, and there’s even a button you can press that will automatically let family and friends know you’re safe.


There’s so much to read and do that it’s probably just easier if you experience it yourself! Apple and Android users can download the American Red Cross Flood App free of charge. Stay safe and prepared with all of our mobile apps.