Emergency: Severe Weather App 4+

Alerts, Maps, Radar & Shelters

American Red Cross

    • Free



Get the ultimate all-hazard app for weather safety with Emergency by the American Red Cross.

The best time to get ready is before a disaster happens. That's why Emergency features step-by-step guides to help you prepare for wildfires, earthquakes, severe weather, and much more. With a dynamic to-do list, you'll know what actions to take to get ready. And if a disaster impacts your location, you can easily find open Red Cross shelters with our interactive map.

Monitor severe weather and protect yourself and your loved ones with notifications, weather maps, and live updates. Receive NOAA weather alerts when you need them most. Emergency enables you to select which alerts are your highest priority and should override Do Not Disturb. Stay safe with the help of Emergency.

Emergency provides alerts for storms, wildfire weather, earthquakes, floods, and more. Get over 40 customizable NOAA weather alerts on your device. Choose how you would like to receive each alert for your home location, live location, and eight additional locations.

Enjoy a local weather app that's accessible and made for everyone. Emergency is free and available in both English and Spanish.


· NOAA weather alerts signal severe weather
· Get tornado warnings, storm alerts, flood alerts and more
· Customize alerts and notifications to your needs

· Stay safe during severe weather and natural hazards impacting your location
· Earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, and more – Emergency has you covered
· Monitor severe weather seamlessly and stay up to date with real-time alerts

· Emergency tracks storms and severe weather at every moment
· Doppler radar keeps you up to date on storm and weather changes

· Find open Red Cross shelters with our interactive map
· Step-by-step guides help you prepare
· See a wildfire risk map for your area and create a personalized wildfire plan
· Our free weather app works with your phone's accessibility features for a customized experience
· Emergency is available in both English and Spanish

Get the ultimate all-hazard app for you and your family. Download Emergency today for top weather safety features and severe weather monitoring when you need it.

What’s New

Version 4.10

This release includes new features to help you prepare for hurricanes and floods. You can now:
• Create a personalized hurricane plan
• Create a personalized flood plan
• See your score increase with each action you take
• Play games to help you understand your risk, weather terms, and how to stay safe.

Ratings and Reviews

3.1 out of 5
960 Ratings

960 Ratings

FAD Mom ,

Alerts needs some work

I like the app, but the alert sounds are driving me crazy. I think there may be some bugs in the system. The alert sound is VERY loud, even when I have my phone on low volume or on silent. I’ve been getting multiple alerts over and over for the last 24 hours for the same snowstorm. Last night, I went on and turned sound alerts turned off except for critical alerts and today I am again (with my phone on silent) getting extremely loud alerts. They are now labeled ‘critical’ but there is no difference between the alerts I was getting yesterday. Even changing snowfall from 4-7 inches to 6-9 inches (or vice versa) shouldn’t warrant a new critical alert.

I want to turn the alerts completely off, but am then afraid that I will miss a new, critical, alert such as a tornado warning when the season comes.

Critical should be immediate and life threatening. Period.

Jassy spott ,

How awesome this app is!😎

This app is so cool bc it helps you stay safe, no one to take cover, and you can put in your location so it can track all severe weather warnings and such in your location, specifically and others. If you’re worried about a family member, you can download this app type in their address and you can get all of their weather alerts for their area. It also has lots of info on air quality.. that is very important and needed and most other apps don’t have that. I know this app is special but one of the most things that make it so special is that it has a prepare section on the app. All the to do for you and how to prepare for what’s about to come in your way of whether. I’m not same page. It has a tool kit!!! and finally it has locations section on the app and you can add your location or family members locations or other peoples locations and know all the weather alerts there and all the different type of alerts you might need in that area. I love this app so much because it helped me so much in the past and has helped my family and I prepare for anything coming our way! Thanks for reading my opinion on this app!!! You HAVE TO GET IT! ✌️✋👋 peace out!

Amber611 ,

Great but needs work on the locations/radius!

Great app, and I love the fact that I can monitor multiple things in just one app, but it needs some work! I wish the locations and radius were better, like in the Tornado app!! This app includes the entire county for a location, not just specific zip codes which I think is better!! Especially when dealing with tropical systems like hurricanes, as my inland area often has different advisories/watches/warnings than my county’s coastal areas (speaking from nearly 40yrs of living in South FL!)!!! Plus it doesn’t even include smaller towns, and you can’t even edit your radius!!!! I monitor all of my family’s locations (and I have a lot!), and some friends too. Well for instance one family member lives in the Upper FL Keys, and you don’t even have their island when I tried to add it! In the tornado app you do have their island, but this app doesn’t AND includes the Entire FL Keys when adding an Upper Key you do have!🤦🏻‍♀️ Which when dealing with tropical systems like I mentioned earlier is NOT good, especially as The Lower, Middle & Upper Key’s are often spilt into different watches/warnings!! So I would appreciate fixing that please, especially before hurricane season!!! Other than that great job!!!!👍

App Privacy

The developer, American Red Cross, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • User Content
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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