According to a new study by the American Red Cross, more Americans are choosing mobile apps to help them in times of emergencies. The Red Cross has introduced apps for shelter locations, first aid tips and instruction and hurricane preparedness, the last of which also includes a flashlight feature as well as one-touch, “I’m safe” messaging that connects directly to the users’ social media channels Red Cross plans to unveil several other preparedness apps throughout the fall.

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