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cerf_tip_of_the_month_smallGet Ready with Emergency Alert Apps

May 25, 2016 | Tip of the Month


Mobile technology brings useful emergency alerts to you any time and any place. Be ready to respond when a severe weather disaster or other emergency hits your area.

Severe Weather Alert Apps

Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) from NOAA – Free

  • Text alerts about impending weather emergencies for your current location from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) National Weather Service
  • Users are not charged for receiving these text-like alerts
  • Check with your wireless provider to verify your mobile device is capable of receiving the alerts and the alerts are available in your area
  • More information from The Wireless Association

Storm Shield Severe Weather Alerts – Low Cost

  • Voice alerts or other alert options when a severe weather event is approaching your current location (and other locations you set)
  • Share alerts with others
  • Weather forecasts

CodeRED Mobile Alert – Low Cost

  • Real-time, local emergency, severe weather, community, and missing person alerts
  • Alerts are initiated by public safety officials who use the CodeRED community notification system

Popular weather forecast apps that include severe weather alerts

Learn About American Red Cross and Other Emergency Mobile Apps

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