Hurricane app contains lifesaving information

The American Red Cross has launched a free app that may be worth your time.

It is a hurricane app that contains lifesaving information for people who live in or who visit hurricane prone areas.

The app includes one touch "I'm Safe" messaging that broadcasts reassurance to family and friends via social media outlets.

It also has location-based NOAA weather alerts users can share on social networks. The app provides users with a toolkit complete with flashlight, strobe light and audible alarm.