The flood app

MASON CITY, Iowa –  With spring, can come flooding, that’s why it makes sense that this week marks “National Flood Awareness Week.”

And now there’s some new technology to warn of rising waters.

It’s called the Red Cross Flood App.

It tracks local flood warnings and can even connect you to your local chapter, so you can let them know you are safe.

Steve O’Neil, Cerro Gordo and Franklin County Emergency Management Coordinator, says it never hurts to be over prepared.

“It’s a wonderful tool. Anytime we can get information to the public about how to prepare, respond to, or recover from any kind of disaster is a good thing,” said O’Neil.

O’Neil says this is the time of year when we start to see flooding.

The Red Cross also has apps to prepare folks for tornadoes, hurricanes, and other disasters.

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