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FEMA

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Weather alerts, safety tips and more to help before, during & after disasters.

4.1 Ratings 4K+ Reviews 1M+ Downloads
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Weather alerts, safety tips and more to help before, during & after disasters.
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Ratings & Reviews

4.1
4.1K+ Ratings
  1. 5
    62+%
  2. 4
    11+%
  3. 3
    11+%
  4. 2
    5+%
  5. 1
    11+%
  • I understand the idea of an app as supplementary Apr 19, 2020

    By m89aria
    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.
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  • Nov 6, 2020

    By Dawn
    App has grown over the years and I appreciate the work that has gone into making it. My alerts are timely for the different counties that I've entered. THAT being said: The app has the potential to be so much more. Save lives. Can you please make it less time consuming to use? When I travel I need to hear *alerts in the County I'm IN.* What I would like to see in an update is the use of GPS to alert me *wherever* I am. Also.. Why isn't anyone taking advantage of the Blog section?
    more
  • Wakes us in the middle of the night with minor alerts Mar 13, 2018

    By Tbqcol
    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).
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  • Only OK Mar 15, 2018

    By FluffyRAM
    The information is there, so that’s good, but generally the App is a little clumsy and doesn’t have the most intuitive UI. A couple of things I’d like to see the developer address please: 1. Notifications: if my App has a red number “badge” meaning there’s a (quantity of) new notification(s) in the app, this should be intuitive to find, and reflect the number. My expectation: red badge “2” = open app and see 2 new alerts. If an alert has expired and is no longer there, it shouldn’t be in the badge alert count. Thank you. 2. Request: it would be really useful to have a “share” button on the alerts. E.g. We run a small family rural Ag business and I try to share occasional frost Alerts with our customers (like a sudden frost after a warm spell or first frost of the season). “Share” would be great. I especially want to always share “do not burn” alerts on business Facebook page. Currently I take a screen shot, but the alert is usually longer than one screenshot. Thank you for reading and I hope these changes are possible.
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  • Broken (UPDATED) Nov 18, 2020

    By mastman26
    11/18 I decided to try one last thing for completely deleting this app. I updated to current version (2.11.3). All my previously saved locations were back. We’ll see how it works going forward, but I am hopeful. Thanks for the fix. 11/6 While I used to receive multiple alerts for the same issue, the recent update broke the app and wiped all settings and saved locations. Most well-designed apps have the ability to retain config settings during an update. What is strange is that I continue to get alert notifications for my saved locations, even though I cannot view the alerts or see (or re-add) my locations. So perhaps they’re not cleared after all, just somehow inaccessible. Seems like a fundamental flaw in the update. I will wait for an update rather than delete and reinstall. Thankfully fire season is nearly behind us in CA.
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  • Nov 15, 2020

    By Craig McMaster
    No change. Even after clearing cache, rebooting phone, etc still getting multiples of same exact alerts and several alerts with little or no lead time. That's probably FEMA but still downgrades usefulness. So problematic that other weather apps are needed for safety.
    more
  • Notifications stopped working Jan 29, 2019

    By the_moongirl
    Hello developers - I am a meteorologist and had been recommending this app to all of my friends for robust and reliable weather alerting. Everything about it was great. Within the last couple of months, I stopped getting alerts. I asked around, and several friends are having the same issue. We are all on various newer iPhones. I tried turning notifications on and off, alerts worked once, then quit again. I tried deleting and resetting my location, got one set of alerts, and it quit again. The alerts are there if I open the app, but no notifications are received. I am now deleting and reinstalling the app, to see if that helps, but I’m nervous about having recommended this to so many people.
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  • Oct 28, 2020

    By David Taylor
    Poorly targeted and poorly timed notifications that are sent during normal sleep hours - make it necessary to use device settings to stop all notifications from this app. Insufficient app based management of notifications.
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  • Sep 9, 2020

    By Tabatha Kay McManaway
    Doesn't work . Can't scroll on screen or get may location informaton
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  • Too annoying Aug 23, 2020

    By Robert L from New York
    I had to turn off alerts, which is the biggest point of the app, because it harasses me with frequent repeats of the same alerts over and over and over every few minutes, eg when a thunderstorm is in a town miles away and heading farther away. Tried to put up with it for a long time but finally couldnt take it any more. Im assuming there was some slight difference in the notices, but im not going to read them all. Im sure no one will. The app or server should recognize that it already sent essentially the same message. This is the kind of thing computers do so easily, filter out duplicate data. But this just lazily passes it on.
    more
  1. Stay safe before, during, and after a disaster! FEMA brings you real-time weather alerts, disaster guidance and more at the touch of a button
  2. Monitor up to 5 different locations worldwide to keep a pulse on weather headed your way
  3. View emergency safety tips for over 20 types of disasters: including fires, hurricanes, snowstorms, tornadoes, volcanoes and more

Reviewed by Kaylin on October 25, 2018

  • Sep 8, 2020

    By Galvin Family
    Love it!! Can check on family around the country and in different counties. If you set you phone to do not disturb, make sure to tell the do not disturb app that these messages are allowed. If you lower power saving level on android phones the app does not alert you.
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  • Nov 4, 2020

    By Dennis Gordon Johnson
    It should always be an app like this for all phone carriers
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  • Sep 19, 2020

    By Denise March
    Very easy to use. Self explanatory App. Everything is basically right there on the App.
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  • Invaluable tool Jul 7, 2019

    By ssauls0613
    Absolutely everyone should have this installed and configured to their county. You can customize the notifications you receive. I personally have all alerts turned on. There is also the ability to share photos of disaster damage. These photos are critical and valuable to emergency management and the National Weather Service. I wish the capability were added to send you alerts based on your GPS location in the event you are traveling.
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  • Oct 13, 2020

    By Sarah Wood
    Convenient, very informative, quick acting app
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  • Nov 6, 2020

    By Dawn
    App has grown over the years and I appreciate the work that has gone into making it. My alerts are timely for the different counties that I've entered. THAT being said: The app has the potential to be so much more. Save lives. Can you please make it less time consuming to use? When I travel I need to hear *alerts in the County I'm IN.* What I would like to see in an update is the use of GPS to alert me *wherever* I am. Also.. Why isn't anyone taking advantage of the Blog section?
    more
  • Broken (UPDATED) Nov 18, 2020

    By mastman26
    11/18 I decided to try one last thing for completely deleting this app. I updated to current version (2.11.3). All my previously saved locations were back. We’ll see how it works going forward, but I am hopeful. Thanks for the fix. 11/6 While I used to receive multiple alerts for the same issue, the recent update broke the app and wiped all settings and saved locations. Most well-designed apps have the ability to retain config settings during an update. What is strange is that I continue to get alert notifications for my saved locations, even though I cannot view the alerts or see (or re-add) my locations. So perhaps they’re not cleared after all, just somehow inaccessible. Seems like a fundamental flaw in the update. I will wait for an update rather than delete and reinstall. Thankfully fire season is nearly behind us in CA.
    more
  • Thanks FEMA Mar 28, 2020

    By Goody454
    I downloaded a similar app a year or so ago (Red Cross - Emergency) thinking it would be perfect to monitor weather conditions etc. for people who don’t listen to the radio or have a television service. It turned out to be no good at all (maybe they’ve fixed it) and I deleted it immediately. It wouldn’t register tornadoes that were happening in my town, or anything else for that matter. Sitting on my porch today I heard a neighbor’s radio broadcast an emergency message. I looked on the App Store, downloaded the FEMA app, and entered my location. Not even a second after I hit save, the app gave me three warnings in my area that had just been posted minutes before. The information was clear and understandable, and in real time. Thanks FEMA (and the developers), you got it right with this app. I gave 4-stars instead of 5, as I think it would be nice to have a map feature showing affected areas. It does however give detailed descriptions of the affected areas, but others might prefer a map.
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  • Very well made app. But what exactly does the "Call 9-1-1" button do? Apr 30, 2020

    By FEMAappEthusiast
    Love the app, very happy to have discovered it. But what happens if someone presses the "Call 9-1-1" button? It has an icon suggesting it is a menu option leading to another page, but it's also a different color than all the others. Does pushing that menu item immediately dial 911, and if so, why? I can't think of a situation that I would opt to do this in this app instead of dialing 911 or asking Siri Please consider moving, or removing, the 911 button. It is right next to the settings button. Other than that this app is fantastic
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  • Great app, but one issue Sep 28, 2017

    By May.Lee.Lee
    I love this app, it's fantastic for receiving weather alerts. And yes, sometimes the alerts are a little overzealous (I really don't need "dense fog" alerts every morning. It's fall. It happens.) But that's not really that big of an issue. The biggest issue is when I have to put in my locations every few weeks. I don't even update the app, it just decides every couple weeks to delete the locations I've put in a dozen times before!
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  • I understand the idea of an app as supplementary Apr 19, 2020

    By m89aria
    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.
    more
  • Wakes us in the middle of the night with minor alerts Mar 13, 2018

    By Tbqcol
    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).
    more
  • Only OK Mar 15, 2018

    By FluffyRAM
    The information is there, so that’s good, but generally the App is a little clumsy and doesn’t have the most intuitive UI. A couple of things I’d like to see the developer address please: 1. Notifications: if my App has a red number “badge” meaning there’s a (quantity of) new notification(s) in the app, this should be intuitive to find, and reflect the number. My expectation: red badge “2” = open app and see 2 new alerts. If an alert has expired and is no longer there, it shouldn’t be in the badge alert count. Thank you. 2. Request: it would be really useful to have a “share” button on the alerts. E.g. We run a small family rural Ag business and I try to share occasional frost Alerts with our customers (like a sudden frost after a warm spell or first frost of the season). “Share” would be great. I especially want to always share “do not burn” alerts on business Facebook page. Currently I take a screen shot, but the alert is usually longer than one screenshot. Thank you for reading and I hope these changes are possible.
    more
  • Nov 9, 2020

    By Chanda Mija
    Prepare: emergency safety tips: broken scroll and no clickables Squalls and snow squalls not listed
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  • Sep 13, 2020

    By Carri M
    Sends out alerts as expected, but here's the issue. If I'm in another app (Facebook, e.g.), it won't override it, and there doesn't seem to be a way to get the alert within the actual app, so if you miss it... too bad. Also tried to pull up the app while roaming, and got a "no wifi" connection error. Who the hell has wifi during an emergency??? DO BETTER.
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  • Nov 15, 2020

    By Craig McMaster
    No change. Even after clearing cache, rebooting phone, etc still getting multiples of same exact alerts and several alerts with little or no lead time. That's probably FEMA but still downgrades usefulness. So problematic that other weather apps are needed for safety.
    more
  • Notifications stopped working Jan 29, 2019

    By the_moongirl
    Hello developers - I am a meteorologist and had been recommending this app to all of my friends for robust and reliable weather alerting. Everything about it was great. Within the last couple of months, I stopped getting alerts. I asked around, and several friends are having the same issue. We are all on various newer iPhones. I tried turning notifications on and off, alerts worked once, then quit again. I tried deleting and resetting my location, got one set of alerts, and it quit again. The alerts are there if I open the app, but no notifications are received. I am now deleting and reinstalling the app, to see if that helps, but I’m nervous about having recommended this to so many people.
    more
  • Sep 19, 2020

    By Nicolett Stratton
    Once I sign in it then sends me a email code to sign in again.... To many steps
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  • Loses locations all the time Dec 2, 2017

    By Ggggggg12354
    Not only does this ap send notifications ALL the time that are mostly useless, it also loses your set location most of the time. Almost every time I open the ap it makes me enter my location again. Which doesn't seem very helpful if ever there were an actual emergency situation. Also, the locations it allows you to choose from are so general and cover a large area I get notifications for winter advisories happening in the mountain 50miles away! Worst emergency ap ever!
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  • Oct 28, 2020

    By David Taylor
    Poorly targeted and poorly timed notifications that are sent during normal sleep hours - make it necessary to use device settings to stop all notifications from this app. Insufficient app based management of notifications.
    more
  • Sep 9, 2020

    By Tabatha Kay McManaway
    Doesn't work . Can't scroll on screen or get may location informaton
    more
  • Too annoying Aug 23, 2020

    By Robert L from New York
    I had to turn off alerts, which is the biggest point of the app, because it harasses me with frequent repeats of the same alerts over and over and over every few minutes, eg when a thunderstorm is in a town miles away and heading farther away. Tried to put up with it for a long time but finally couldnt take it any more. Im assuming there was some slight difference in the notices, but im not going to read them all. Im sure no one will. The app or server should recognize that it already sent essentially the same message. This is the kind of thing computers do so easily, filter out duplicate data. But this just lazily passes it on.
    more
  • Fails to send alerts! Apr 20, 2019

    By Nightbeast
    My wife and I installed this app on our phones so that we could get overnight alerts in the event of a tornado watch or warning. The app fails to give alerts! We only get alerts when we open the app. We’ve double- and triple-checked our notification settings in the app and in our phones’ general settings, and everything should be working fine. But it’s not. This is a critical feature of this app. And the Washington Post’s Capitol Weather Gang frequently recommends installing the app to get overnight weather alerts. But clearly the app isn’t a reliable failsafe.
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  • Jul 22, 2020

    By Aristotelis Savas
    Needs to be GPS enabled. I shouldn't have to create a list of areas to monitor
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