LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Arkansans know far too well that severe weather can happen at any time.

Erwin Levy with Verizon Wireless shared communication and technology tips to help your family be prepared on "THV 11 This Morning".

American Red Cross app – You can monitor your location wherever you are or set locations anywhere in the country. It will also give you alerts to your phone.

GroupMe – It's a group messaging service. You can have as many people as you want in a group and send out one message through the app rather than send a group text message. You can also include your location as well.

Wireless Emergency Alerts – Most new phones are equipped with this. This is paired with the National Weather Service. Check with your wireless provider to help get these set up.

Always make sure your phone is charged, your extra batteries or power packs are charged as well as a wireless hot spot if you have one.

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