Hurricane APP by American Red Cross
The official Red Cross Hurricane app
Be ready for severe weather with Hurricane by American Red Cross. Monitor conditions in your area or throughout the storm track, prepare your family and home, find help and let others know you are safe even if the power is out – a must have for anyone who lives in an area where a hurricane may strike or has loved ones who do.
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Get the app now for iPhone or Android devices or search the iTunes or Google Play app store for "Hurricane by American Red Cross."
One touch “I’m safe” messaging that allows users to broadcast reassurance to family and friends via social media outlets that they are out of harm’s way;
Location-based NOAA weather alerts for the United States and its territories users can share on social networks
Remote monitoring of personalized weather alerts where family and friends reside
Locations of open Red Cross shelters;
Simple steps and checklists people can use to create a family emergency plan;
Preloaded content that gives users instant access to critical action steps even without mobile connectivity;
Toolkit with flashlight, strobe light and audible alarm; and
Badges users can earn through interactive quizzes and share on social networks.
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and shelter. Thank you for your support.
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Rockingham County Emergency Management
P.O. Box 86
Wentworth, N.C. 27375
Contact: Johnny Bowles
Emergency Management Coordinator
Wentworth, NC –Rockingham County has contracted with Emergency Communications
Network to license its CodeRED high-speed notification solution. The CodeRED system
provides Rockingham County officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted
areas or the entire county.
Susan Hall, Rockingham County 9-1-1 Communications Director,
cautioned that such systems are only as good as the telephone number
database supporting them. "If your phone number is not in the database, you will
not be called." One of the reasons the CodeRED system was selected is it gives
individuals and businesses the ability to add their own phone numbers directly into
the system's database; this is an extremely important feature.
“No one should automatically assume his or her phone number is included,” Hall said
urging all individuals and businesses to log onto the Rockingham County website,
www.co.rockingham.nc.us, or Rockingham County Emergency Services website,
www.rockinghames.org, and follow the link to the "CodeRED Community Notification
Enrollment" page. Those without Internet access may call Rockingham County Emergency
Management Office (336-634-3017) or Rockingham County 9-1-1 Communications Director
(336-634-3309), Monday through Friday, (8AM-5PM) to supply their information over the phone.
Required information includes:first and last name, street address (physical address, no P.O. boxes), city, state, zip code,
and primary phone number, additional phone numbers can be entered as well.
All businesses should register, as well as all individuals who have
unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number or address
within the past year, and those who use a cellular phone or VoIP phone as their primary number.
Hall explained, "CodeRED allows geographically based delivery,
which means street addresses are required to ensure emergency notification
calls are received by the proper individuals in a given situation.
The system works for cell phones too, but we need to have an associated
street address to provide relevant messages."
Hall stated, "CodeRED gives those who want to be included
an easy and secure method for inputting information.
The data collected will only be used for emergency notification purposes."
Questions should be directed to the Rockingham County 9-1-1
Communications Director 336-634-3309, or Rockingham County Emergency Management Office, 336-634-3017.
About Emergency Communications Network
Emergency Communications Network Inc.,(ECN) provides affordable high-speed notification solutions
capable of reaching millions of citizens in minutes.ECN’s sophisticated network supports a web-based product
officials to communicate time-sensitive, personalized messages via voice, email and text.
Disaster can strike quickly and without warning. It can force you to evacuate your neighborhood or confine you to your home. What would you do if basic services--water, gas, electricity or telephones--were cut off? Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone right away. Therefore, the best way to make your family and your home safer is to be prepared before disaster strikes.
Preparedness Fast Facts - Emergency-Specific Preparedness Information
Preparedness Information When It's Needed Most
Get the facts you need — before, during, and after a disaster or emergency situation. As the nation's preeminent preparedness and safety training organization, the American Red Cross developed the following emergency-specific checklists using the latest research, science, best practices and expert opinion.
Choose to download and print the topics most appropriate in your area.
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