The American Red Cross is at it again. Not content to leave Android users uneducated, unprepared, and therefore unsafe, it's released yet another well-designed app into the Play Store that could potentially save your life. The organization's latest offering should help you in case you ever find yourself endangered by a flood.

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As someone who lives on top of a mountain (okay, I'm on the East Coast, so it's more of a glorified hill), my flood plan consists largely of looking down and wondering where all the water went. Yet for people living in flatter places, near rivers, in valleys, or on the more threatening side of a mountain, I highly recommend giving this app a look.

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Like most of the other apps the Red Cross has released, this one is available for free, and there are no ads to get in the way. It comes with advice on what to do before, during, and after a flood, so any time's a good one to give it a go.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • flosserelli

    Thanks but if a flood is sweeping my house away, I probably won't be checking my phone for howto apps.

    • Mike Reid

      You can't, LOL.

      It sounds basically like an electronic pamphlet.

      Consider how useless this would have been in Katrina, especially with cell/data service down.

      IMO would be more useful to have real over the air FM radio in phones for emergencies, but US carriers, Google, Apple, Samsung and others have decided that they don't want you to have that.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Jeremy6820 Jeremy Gomez

      I know this was a joke, but I'm sure the parts discussing how to prepare before a flood would still be handy, at least. :)