The American Red Cross is launching six free Spanish-language apps that deliver lifesaving information during disasters and emergencies.
"The free Red Cross Spanish-language apps make mobile devices a lifeline for emergency information for families," Dom Tolli, vice president, product development, Preparedness, Health and Safety Services division at the American Red Cross, said in a statement.
The apps cover first aid, hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes, wildfires and floods, along with access to expert advice for everyday emergencies.
The apps give users local, real-time information for severe weather or disaster threats, and offer step-by-step instructions that let users know what to do before, during and after an emergency.
The apps let users toggle between English and Spanish, rather than having to set their phone language to English or Spanish.
A 2013 study by the Pew Research Center found that U.S. Hispanics tend to own smartphones and go online from a mobile device at higher rates than other groups of Americans.
The apps are free and available for iPhones and Android devices in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. They can also be found at RedCross.org/SpanishApps (English) or RedCross.org/AppsenEspanol (Spanish).
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