When you open the shelter app, you see a map of all current Red Cross shelters in the United States. You can view them by list and see why they are open (wildfires, flood, etc.). The app also includes a link to a website with related news.
The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency has designated September as National Preparedness Month, and with these apps, the Red Cross has found a way to help families be as ready as possible for unexpected tragedies.
For tips to ensure that your data is secure in case of an emergency, go online to blog.NewsOK.com/get-appy. For information about the wildfires and how to help, see NewsOK.com.