LAWTON, Okla._Two different headlines were making news this week, those consistent earthquakes here in Oklahoma and that 10-year-old girl found dead after a tri-state amber alert. New technology, however, is out there to help you at home better prepare yourself and your family.
Small enough for a pocket or backpack and portable, it can go just about anywhere, it's called "Amber Alert GPS" and it's making a name for itself this week after 10-year-old Hailey Owens was kidnapped and later found dead.
"At about 20 minutes as a parent, that's when the panic starts to set it. The worst thoughts start going through your mind," said Russell Thornton, developer of the app. He created the app so parents would be able to track their child's every move. The green dot is where your child is, the red dots are where your child has been, and it's all trackable online or on your phone.
Thorton said it's giving parents and children some comfort, "There's nothing more important than your kids so why not a miniature GPS that you can use to immediately find and locate your kids."
The Amber Alert GPS costs $125 for the hardware plus an additional $10 per month service fee, but again just a nifty device to give you all at home a little more piece of mind.
And, tech this out, the American Red Cross has an earthquake app they want you to know about. Geologist are suggesting the earthquakes could be connected to hydro-fracking and this year we're already on track to have a record breaking number of quakes in Oklahoma. This app better prepares you and gives advice on what to do before, during and after a quake, it even tells you where the tremblers are happening.