Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Designed for iPad

    • Free



Take charge of disasters. The FEMA App is your personalized disaster resource, so you feel empowered and ready to take charge of any disaster life throws your way.

Learn how to prepare for common hazards quickly and easily. Whether you’re experienced or just starting out, the FEMA App can help you learn basic preparedness strategies like how to create a family emergency communication plan, what to pack in your emergency kit, and what to do immediately after a disaster.

Knowing when and how to protect yourself, your loved ones and your property during a disaster can make all the difference. With the FEMA App, you can receive real-time weather and emergency alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five locations nationwide. It can also help you find a nearby shelter if you need to evacuate to a safe space.

The FEMA App gives you the tools you need to recover after a disaster. Find out if your location is eligible for FEMA assistance, find Disaster Recovery Center locations, and get answers to your most pressing questions. Instantly connect with FEMA’s disaster resources so you find the help that you need when you need it most.

If you have any questions, comments or ideas, we’d love to hear them. Contact us at fema-app@fema.dhs.gov.

What’s New

Version 3.0.11

- New Push Notifications setting to temporarily silence push notifications for alerts. Now you can choose to silence push notifications for 1 hour, 8 hours or 24 hours. During this time period you will still receive push notifications from us, but there will be no sound or vibration.
- Updated VoiceOver controls on Alert Preferences.

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
537 Ratings

537 Ratings

m89aria ,

I understand the idea of an app as supplementary

I wish there was infirmation on where to find all this if the emergency includes not having any access to the web (and probably an afterthought because by the time you realize it it will be in full swing because you dont have any other way anymore in which you get warnings like weather reports or any contingency plans that the public is informed via public service announcements anymore like it used to on radio or tv. We really rely on an app now for this? Kind of a bad contingency plan - I seem to remember beibg in Paris in 2017 when the customs and security servers and computers went down in the airport. That was a great mess. Hmmm no one seems to think that was something to learn from. oh well, I guess I can go study what I think has been planned and then go wander around ahead of time so I become familiar with the road to the last bottle of water and toilet paper in my local grocery. Or look up and write down all the ways I can get in touch with my cell carrier to tell them my service is not working. Does anyone have a white pages phone book? I have to report it online now because they no longer have people answering phones for customer service.

Tbqcol ,

Wakes us in the middle of the night with minor alerts

So the freeze warning was extended, or maybe some other fairly normal weather event gets reported, and the weather alert notification dings and wakes us at all times of the night. I like to keep the sound on for notification in case there is some real extreme weather developing, but I really don’t care to be advised that a freeze advisory has been extended at 2:15 am.

I should be allowed to define what types of weather I consider critical or minor, and the notification with sound should only be used for what I define as critical events. A farmer may have different needs than a taxi driver or a builder or a writer of suspense novels, just to name a few.

95% of all the alerts are for things I either know about (I looked at the forecast, I can hear the thunder or the heavy rain, etc), or have a reasonable expectation will not affect me much (flash flooding typically doesn’t affect the places I go, beyond the fact that visibly heavy rain creates conditions for hydroplaning).

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback. Our development team is currently working on new features that will allow users to customize the alerts they receive for each location they enter. We value your input and will continue to use it to inform the design and development of the FEMA App.

darwilson887 ,

FEMA Alert App

I wish there were a way to test the audio alert to make sure that I know what it sounds like and that it is in fact working and coming through the speakers. I have the app set up on an iPad in the living room and hopes that being centrally located we would be notified of any of the alerts that we have it set to.

There are plenty of weather alert apps but I chose this one in hopes that other emergencies will be broadcast as well. I actually wanted some kind of emergency broadcast system app but none seems to be available. So I’m hoping this app also alerts to other kinds of emergencies besides acts of you know who. Such as National alerts due to terrorism and the like. There is a local alerts setting (last button) but that is very broad, it would be nice to know those other types of alerts will be broadcast.

App Privacy

The developer, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 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 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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