App may help save lives if disaster strikes

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KMOV.com

Posted on March 6, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 6 at 11:13 PM

ST. LOUIS (KMOV) – Some survivors of last week’s tornadoes used their smartphones to communicate with loved ones when the power failed and cell phones signals were lost.  The app that helped make the communication for many happen is called “Life 360.”

The app helped more than 8,500 families share their location and give status updates to communicate with others after the tornadoes.

It also enables users to check where family members are located and authorities say it is something residents will want to keep nearby especially if disaster strikes.

The app has nearly 13 million users and 90 percent of those are in the United States.  It can still be used if cell phone lines are down.

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