**One of CNN's 7 apps to help survive a tornado**

Get your family and home ready for a tornado. The American Red Cross tornado app is the complete solution you need to understand and prepare for a tornado and all that comes with it. With interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice it’s never been easier to be ready!

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• Free and available in English and Spanish
• Audible siren when NOAA issues a Tornado warning for any of your monitored locations letting you know when it’s time to go to your safe room plus an all-clear alert when the warning expires (Note: Alerts' sounds will NOT override if phone is on vibrate or in sleep mode)
• Customizable alerting and push notification options.
• Easy to view alert feed with the ability to remove alerts.
• Simple step-by-step instructions to help you know what-to-do even if the cell towers and TVs are down.
• Prioritized actions for before, during, and after requires no mobile connectivity
• Help distant friends and family in tornado alley with ability to receive tornado watch and warning alerts based on their location from NOAA
• Map with open Red Cross shelters and other weather-related layers.
• Be ready should a tornado hit by learning how to assemble an emergency kit for your family in the event of power outage or evacuation
• Reduce your household’s stress and anxiety should a tornado hit by learning to make and practice an emergency plan
• Interactive quizzes allow you to earn badges that you can share with your friends and show off your tornado knowledge
• Know the difference between a watch and a warning
• Learn how to deal with food and water impacted by floods and power outages
• Simply let friends/family know you’re safe with customizable “I’m Safe” notification sharable thru social media, text and email
• Let others know where you are with the Toolkit’s strobe light, flashlight and audible alert functions

What’s New

Version 3.15.3

We’re always making changes and improvements to the Tornado app. In this release, we have done some general maintenance and bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
311 Ratings

311 Ratings

Aren Spiritus ,

Great app, 1 drawback

This is a fantastic app. Very useful and a great way to keep up with severe weather near a loved one. There is one drawback, however. When a Tornado Warning has been cancelled, I receive the exact same notification sound as a newly activated Tornado Warning. It says “Tornado Warning” and plays a recording of a tornado siren. Even though th warning was cancelled. I suggest this warning cancellation notification not say “Tornado Warning”? It would be better if the audible notification just say “Tornado Warning Cancelled” instead.

Be the Change you want to see ,

This is the one to get if you live in tornado alley

I live in Fort Worth, Texas. We frequently have severe weather, usually Thunderstorms but occasionally there will be a tornado that could be life threatening.
The trouble with most apps like this is that they go off so often you end up turning them off. We had a NOAA weather radio that went off so often that I finally threw it in the trash.
With this well designed app you can easily customize the type of weather events you want to be notified about, how you want to be notified, and how near the weather event is before you are notified.
We often get severe storm watches and warnings and tornado watches and I like to get silent, i.e. text notifications only, of these events. But when a tornado warning is issued within 25 miles of my home, I want the siren to sound immediately and loudly. That’s exactly what this app does.
If you would like to be notified when an event is 44 or 144 miles away instead of only 25 you could specify that. It’s all up to you. You can even monitor multiple locations with separate settings for each one. For instance, you could set up separate locations for your home, your workplace, your partner’s workplace, and your child’s school.
The siren has only sounded a few times in the last few years but I have been grateful to be alarmed and alerted each time it has.

Joanie ,

Contact phone number choices MUST be fixed!

Red Cross/ 3 Sided Cube — I'm a beta tester for the Red Cross, and have been telling you this for YEARS: You MUST fix the ability to choose which number from within each Contacts listing is to be called when the "I'm Safe" button is clicked. As it is, the top number on the Contact list is the default — there is no way to select WHICH number for the app to text. Are users to go through their Contacts list and rearrange all the phone numbers to appease the app quirks? Certainly a landline auto-message asking for 25¢ to place a call is not very convenient when the ceiling has fallen in during a natural disaster. Also, what about an option to send an "I'm Safe" email vs. texting?Without these options, the apps are pretty much worthless and do not meet with your mission statement. Your agency was created to SUPPORT those affected by emergencies. These apps are falling short.

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


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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