“harbor helps keep families safe.” -Techcrunch
Built with expert guidance from The Red Cross, FEMA, and data integrations with USGS, USDA, and NOAA.
harbor is the simplest way to keep your home and family safe. Join countless families who are using harbor to quickly and easily prepare for all of life’s emergencies.
We give you the tools to stay safe: Think of harbor as “disaster prep” without the stigma. We automate and personalize the process, so that in just a few minutes per week you’ll be safe from earthquakes, hurricanes, wildfires, and more.
Every person is significantly affected by emergencies, both big and small. How do prepare for a Tornado? What do you do during an earthquake? We make getting ready easy and simple.
During emergencies, harbor transforms into a guide: We will tell you exactly what to do to stay safe, even if offline. Our app will save all critical information: From emergency routes to emergency contacts. Plus, we share this information across devices so your entire family has critical information at the touch of a button.
We’ve been solving problems: Some small ones here and there, and some big ones that required late nights. But bugs are fixed, and harbor works better than ever.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Preparedness for the whole family
This app was exactly what I was looking for, for my wife and our three young kids. It helps us all prepare, but also shares simple things around the house like “where’s the water shutoff?” in case a leak happens when I’m not home. Fun and friendly too!
Infantile presentation style
This app has a lot of great info but I have to agree with reviewer Stargirlx12, the format is dreadful.
It’s like sitting through a tedious PowerPoint lecture from hell. The puns and jokes get old really quickly.
At certain points in the Q&A the user is prompted to take or upload a photo of things like the gas shutoff or the main circuit breaker panel. If you choose not to do it , there’s no way to go further in this section. I don’t want to give access to my photos, to just any old app (even with ios14’s greater security over photos access). My breaker panel is right out in the open. I don’t want or need a picture of it. Same for the gas shutoff and my water heater. Yes my water heater is strapped in. It’s mandatory in this state ( because 40+ gallons of scalding hot water getting loose in an earthquake is never going to end well, to say nothing about natural gas hoses being ripped out of the wall). I don’t need to take a picture of it to know if it strapped in.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for this feedback. We also noticed the bug you're referencing in this review, and have fixed it: you can now skip the steps where we ask you to take pictures. Please don't hesitate to reach out again with any feedback.
Great idea but not everyone is an idiot
I’m all for the purpose of upping your emergency preparedness. I think this is well thought out and the content doesn’t miss a beat. However, the FORMAT seems like it was made for five year olds, and that’s why I’m upset and probably won’t be using this. Instead of a straight up list, the app “helps” you prepare with a million slides/questions per topic that you need to choose an answer to and a backstory/paragraph here and there. You go question by question which takes forever. They then congratulate you (with an annoying pop up) for completing each step.
With an app like this, I don’t want storytime. I’m not in kindergarten. I just want the info, which is excruciatingly difficult to get given the format for dummies. People- if you need an app congratulating you for getting your life in order or putting some snacks in a go bag, please work on your self-esteem.
I rarely write app reviews but this is so frustrating I had to warn other intelligent human beings that while the idea is great, the execution leaves a lot to be desired.
I realize the developers probably developed for the lowest common denominator, but please don’t forget the people who can think, process and make decisions for themselves.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your review. We appreciate the feedback and hope to constantly evolve the app so that it's easy and accessible and (to your point) not overly congratulatory. I hope you come back one day, as we'd love to have you as a customer.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.