3 Severe Weather Apps You Need

Dangerous, even deadly, storms are becoming more common in today’s world. Stay alert and prepared with these mobile apps to help keep you and your loved ones safe.

Emergency by American Red Cross

Emergency App

Monitor more than 35 different severe weather and emergency alerts in the areas that matter most to you in real-time. This app also includes preparedness tips, maps with Red Cross shelters, and a Family Safe feature to easily connect with family and friends. This is a FREE app and a must have for everyone. Download via Apple App Store or Google Play.

Learn more about the Red Cross Emergency App and other mobile apps offered.


AccuWeather (Android, iOS) (Free)

This app provides hourly, daily, and 15-day weather forecasts that can be integrated with your calendar. The app also includes alerts for incoming severe weather events such as snowstorms, thunderstorms, high winds or tornadoes. AccuWeather is free app for Android and iOS.

Storm Shield 

Storm Shield gives severe weather alerts for your exact location. Storm Shield provides Polygon alerts; which help reduce false alarms by notifying you to severe weather based on your exact location, voice alerts, and NOAA weather radio. The app is available for Android and iOS for $2.99. Storm Shield also offers phone call and text message alerts from their meteorologist for an additional cost.


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