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New Red Cross phone app alerts to tornado warnings

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The app is free to download to your Android or iPhone. The app is free to download to your Android or iPhone.
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

The American Red Cross has released a smart phone app that signals when a tornado warning has been issued.

Officials say the siren will sound when there is a tornado warning in your area and tell you what to do before, during, and after a tornado hits.

Johnathon Davis, Executive Director of the American Red Cross in Northeast Texas and Southwest Arkansas, says it's more than a safety tool.

"One of the real cool functions is the history function. You can actually go and put in your area and see how many tornados have been in your area over the last 63 years, I think. I did it this morning here in Texarkana, and we have had something like 450 tornados here," Davis says.

The app is free and is available for Androids and iPhones.

Here are links to the app in Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cube.arc.tfa&feature=nav_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDMsImNvbS5jdWJlLmFyYy50ZmEiXQ..

iPhone app in iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tornado-by-american-red-cross/id602724318?mt=8

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