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Red Cross launches Earthquake App

American Red Cross officials said Tuesday that they have released an Earthquake App for iPhone and Android platforms that will give users quake notifications and safety information in the event of an emergency.

Features of the free app include tips on what to do before, during and following an earthquake.

The app’s notifications show the epicenter and magnitude of a quake, and users can broadcast messages through the program to let family and friends know they are safe.

Open Red Cross shelters are also featured on the app, which is available in both English and Spanish.

The agency’s

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Puyallup Police Department joins Twitter

Puyallup police will be tweeting from @PuyallupPD, the department said today.

Officers will tweet photos and videos of crimes, information about missing and wanted persons, crime prevention tips and safety information, according to the department.

They’ll also use the account to get the word out about time-sensitive events, such as road closures, weather and in-progress crimes.

As the new site won’t be monitored, officers ask that emergencies still be reported to 911.