New app warns of flood threats

Mar 25, 2014

A new smartphone app can alert you when there’s flooding in your area.

The American Red Cross recently launched the flood app. It’s similar to one for tornado watches and warnings, according to Nebraska/Southwest Iowa region spokeswoman Liz Dorland.

"It will give you minute-by-minute details and warnings, pinpointed to your location of when there’s a flood advisory, when there’s a flood watch, and when there’s a flood warning. And it’ll alert you to all of those within a matter of minutes."

The app is available for both Apple and Google Android devices.

This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Nebraska and Iowa. The week focuses in part on the dangers of flooding.