Red Cross releases life-saving app

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- When a tornado strikes, it often comes so fast and furious - catching most of us unprepared. Wind from a thunderstorms can often whip up a tornado, a powerful spinning column of air that can reach speeds over three hundred miles per hour.

This time of year, we need to be ready in case one heads our way. And that can be done with just the touch of your finger. The Red Cross has a tornado app that can literally save your life.

Stan Gibert, Communications Director for the Red Cross says, "The latest one released is the tornado app which is perfect for this time of the year. It has an alarm in it where if a tornado comes, it can wake you up in the middle of the night.

Before a tornado comes, there are a lot of ways that you can become more prepared. The app will walk you through different preparedness tips and technics that will get you ready."