Help keep your family safe in severe weather, man made/natural hazards with Emergency by the American Red Cross. Monitor conditions in your area or area of loved ones, prepare your family and your home, check to see if loved ones are safe and let them know you’re safe. - A must have for anyone who live in areas prone to severe weather or have loved ones that do.

• Free and available in English with a Spanish-language toggle.
• Monitor the people and places you care about with real- time local alerts for severe weather and hazards, including earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, flood, tsunamis, winter storms, thunderstorms, extreme heat, wildfire and many more.
• Family Safe feature - easily connect with loved ones to share alerts for their area and see if they’re safe during
severe weather.
• Customizable alerting and push notification options.
• Interactive quizzes with sharable badges.
• Preloaded preparedness and critical emergency content providing instant access even without mobile connectivity.
• A toolkit with a flashlight, strobe light, and audible alarm.
• Map with open Red Cross shelters and other weather-related layers.
• Step by step directions on how to make a family emergency plan.

As a disaster notification comes in on your Apple Watch, you can initiate Family Safe which notifies loved ones who are in the affected area of the disaster. Loved ones can instantly see the alert details and respond with their safety status (safe/not safe), along with seeing tailored “what to do now” information. If they’re not safe, you instantly know their location and they know what to do to get themselves safe.

What's New

Version 1.6.0

We have fixed a few issues in this maintenance sprint. When on iPad, the correct navigation bar is now showing and the titles are now aligned. We have also made sure that the content bundles are updated.

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5

37 Ratings

37 Ratings



If this Emergency Alert app is supposed to be all-purpose, the Wildfire functionality needs to be beefed up. Unfortunately the Red Cross “Wildfire” app no longer works under the new IOS, and, this all-purpose Emergency app doesn’t handle fires adequately.

Think about the Napa area fires this last October-what the functionality the app could have had that would have made things better for people who, it turned out, had little or no warning to evacuate from the fast-moving fires.

Good for various alerts but needs work


Good for various alerts like fires, snow, rain, earthquakes, hurricanes, etc., but needs work.
It prompts you for people you care about in a particular town that you specify. But if you exit the app then those contacts are lost. Same with the “I’m safe” feature - great idea but in an emergency I want the contacts loaded and ready so I can just send loved ones the message that I’m alright. Those contacts aren’t saved either. Otherwise good app.

Needs other than natural disasters


Should include active shooter or terrorist type events. Was in Vegas this weekend when the mass shooting happened. So should be able to report information on events like that. Provide information such as collection points, relocation points, family check-in capability....


American Red Cross
92.9 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright © 2017 The American National Red Cross


  • Family Sharing

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

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