The FEMA App is the best option to receive emergency alerts and information so that you and your loved ones know what to do before, during and after disasters. This simple and easy-to-use app provides safety notifications, emergency preparedness tips, and disaster resources.
- Receive real-time and reliable alerts about disasters, severe weather, and other emergencies for the places that matter to you
- Safety and preparedness information available in English and Spanish
- Locate open emergency shelters in your area
- Know what to do before, during, and after disasters, including wildfires, hurricanes, searthquakes, tornadoes, volcanoes, and more
- Share real-time alerts with loved ones via text, email, and social media
- Find Disaster Recovery Centers nearby where you can talk to a FEMA representative in person
- Share function to send alerts to contacts via text, email, and social media
- Bug fix for alert filters and customization
- Correction to location names re: counties vs. parishes
Ratings and Reviews
Wakes us in the middle of the night with minor alerts
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).
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your feedback. Our development team is currently working on new features that will allow users to customize the alerts they receive for each location they enter. We value your input and will continue to use it to inform the design and development of the FEMA App.
Notifications stopped working
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.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your feedback. We will be releasing an update to the FEMA App (version 2.10.4) in the next week or so. This updated version should address the issue you are experiencing about not receiving notifications. We apologize for the inconvenience. We rely on feedback from users like you to inform future development.
Generally a good app, except for the "locations" problem, and leftover alerts.
Why do I have to put in my location, when that information is available from iOS? Every other app in the universe picks up my location automatically. If I want to add extra locations, great, but my default should be automatically picked.
In many cases, alerts are time-limited. However, the little red number notification does not adjust. Most of the time when I look at the notifications, they have already expired. The alert count should be reduced when an alert expires.
But it's generally a good app, and I imagine these problems will probably be fixed eventually.
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- 14 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2016 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.