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Red Cross Wildfire Mobile App Launches Today
On the heels of a major drought and busy wildfire season, the American Red Cross has released its official Wildfire App. The app puts lifesaving information right in the hands of people who live in or who visit wildfire prone areas.
Oklahoma is no stranger to wildfires. Since late July of 2012, over 114,000 acres have burned across the state as a result of wildfires. The Sooner State experienced major wildfires in Noble (8,900 acres), Luther (2,600 acres), Glencoe (6,900 acres) and Creek County (58,500 acres) in early August, 2012. Hundreds of homes were damaged or destroyed.
This free app-available in English or Spanish-is the fourth in a series created by the American Red Cross, the nation’s leader in emergency preparedness, for use on both iPhone and Android platforms. The Wildfire App comes after the highly successful First Aid, Hurricane and Earthquake Apps, which have more than 1.2 million users.
“The Wildfire App gives central and western Oklahoma residents instant access to our ‘Blaze Tracker’ features so they can prepare their households and businesses and make critical decisions that can save lives,” said Ken Garcia, Regional Communications Director.
Posted: Wednesday, October 24 2012, 10:28 AM CDT
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Names of those killed in Oklahoma tornado
May 23, 2013 03:41 GMT
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma medical examiner's office says it has positively identified all 24 people killed in the tornado that ripped through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, including 10 children:
-- Sydney Angle, 9
-- Hemant Bhonde, 65
-- Richard Brown, 41
-- Antonia Candelaria, 9
-- Emily Conatzer, 9
-- Kyle Davis, 8
-- Case Futrell, 4 months
-- Megan Futrell, 29
-- JaNae Hornsby, 9
-- Leslie Johnson, 46
-- Rick Jones, 54
-- Christopher Legg, 9
-- Terri Long, 49
-- Nicolas McCabe, 9
-- Jenny Neely, 38
-- Cindy Plumley, 45
-- Shannon Quick, 40
-- Tewauna Robinson, 45
-- William Sass, 63
-- Randy Smith, 39
-- Gina Stromski, 51
-- Karrina Vargyas, 4
-- Sydnee Vargyas, 7 months
-- Deanna Ward, 70
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