FLASHWx Alerts provide the life-saving service of a weather radio and much more in a portable, state-of-the-art smart phone application. The customizable weather radio function provides voice and push notification alerts at your location and will even “wake up” to provide emergency warning. Additional features include bilingual family safety and home strengthening tips on natural disasters from earthquakes and floods to hurricanes and wildfires too.
• More Precise Alerts: FLASH Weather Alerts provides more accurate alerts than those offered by typical consumer alerting services. Most of these services will alert you to severe weather if you are in a county only partially covered by a watch or warning, even if you are not actually directly within the watch/warning. iMap Weather Radio ensures you receive an alert only if your device or saved locations fall inside a watch/warning box. That means you aren’t disturbed by alarms not relevant to your location. You also have complete control over what types of alerts you receive through your app. Pick just the type of alerts you want from a list. For example, select only tornado warnings or just winter weather warnings.
• Follow Me: Follow me is a critical feature if you are on the go. Imagine you are driving through an area of adverse weather. This app will alert you if you are in an area when a watch/warning is issued, without you having to do anything. You don’t have to stop and add a new location or query your device.
• Friends and Family: FLASH Weather Alerts can also save FIVE fixed locations in addition to your current position. This means you can make sure friends and family, at school, out of state, at a ballgame, etc., are safe.
• Battery Management: FLASH Weather Alerts uses iOS Location Services to strike a balance between location accuracy and battery usage. Background tracking will have some effect on overall battery life. You can control how much accuracy you want the application to use for your location and thus impact the battery management. You may turn off background tracking for battery conservation in the app settings. In this mode FLASH Weather Alerts will only utilize the GPS when the app is open.
• Audio: FLASH Weather Alerts provides audio alerts in the form of beeps followed by a brief description of the alert type. The audio could wake you in the middle of the night, or give you information you need when you can’t stop to look at the phone. Furthermore, you can listen to the alerts and forecasts for your area at any time.
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Ratings and Reviews
This app uses your location to send weather alerts. I received an alert from this app over an hour earlier than the county email/text alerts I am signed up for. Time to unsubscribe from those since this app is so much better!
With how much I travel, it's great to know I will receive timely location-based alerts wherever I am.
Was good, had to purchase another app!!!
Developer Will Not Update App. It has been close to 4 weeks or more since last ios update, which the app stopped working. Contacted developer via phone, did not sound like they were working on a update... Had to Purchase another app! ☹️
Life Saver / Money Saver
Great app that has replaced my primary weather radio! The custom notifications and awareness of your location provided a great flood warning notification while my family was traveling. We were able to get out of the area quickly!
This app adds value with the preparedness videos.
- Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, Inc.
- 37.5 MB
Requires iOS 8.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2018 Weather Decision Technologies, Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.