• Category: Weather
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 2.9.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Compatibility: Android
175 Ratings
$ 0


The FEMA app is your one-stop-shop with tools and tips to keep you safe before, during, and after disasters. Stay updated with weather-related alerts from the U.S. National Weather Service. Upload and share your disaster photos to help out emergency managers. Save a custom list of the items in your family’s emergency kit, as well as the places you will meet in case of an emergency. Get tips on what to do before, during, and after over 20 types of disasters. And locate open shelters and where to talk to FEMA in person at Disaster Recovery Centers. Terms of use: www.fema.gov/app.


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FEMA app reviews

  • Froze my iPhone 1/5

    By sloppycookdave
    Have it for one day and my iPhone isn’t working.

    By Ekatarina.
    Requires me to “accept the terms” and “set locations” every time I exit then open the app. I’ve deleted re-installed the app several times but still “forgets” I’ve accepted-and-set already. Started about a week ago.
  • Uninstalling this app 1/5

    By Libert Arian
    Have had this app for a while, and have generally been happy with it, but now with every update (?), I have to re-enter my location. When I have to do this every day or two, it's just not worth it.My states EMA app posts exactly the same alerts, and I don't have to mess around with locations. Bye bye FEMA.
  • Keeps dropping my set locations 1/5

    By DJJ from HSV
    I was very happy with this app until the last few weeks. Now I can’t get the locations to stay set. Once I finish setting my locations and leave the app, the locations are immediately. I have attempted to reset them at least a dozen times with no success. I have even received an alert after setting the locations and gone out if the app. I enter the app and the locations are gone again!
  • False Flagging Americans 5/5

    By NatalieFun
    Please stop with the BS. The awaken ones know the truth.
  • Great app, but one issue 4/5

    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!
  • Okay; Loses Location; Badge too Petdistent 3/5

    By ammPilot
    Okay app, but loses location settings (and ToU agreement) with each update. App icon badge needlessly persists when warnings expire or are cancelled.
  • Good resource to use! 5/5

    By smartestgaming
    Ever sense I got hit by Harvey I wanted to protect my self even more so I got this app
  • Hurricane joke #1 2/5

    By concernd nfl fan
  • unhelpful 1/5

    By New Age Soup
    so bad
  • Would use but afraid of formaldehyde poisoning 1/5

    By AJ Weller
    Organizations such as FEMA cause more harm than good, one example being the formaldehyde infested trailers from Katrina.

    By Hera5uave
  • ? 1/5

    By The player101
    So wonder what FEMA camps are
  • Not Very Useful 1/5

    By Daveoftheisland
    Way too many unnecessary alerts everyday. I used this app for about a year. Went through Hurricane Harvey with it. I didn't find it useful or helpful at all.
  • Danger 1/5

    By chrisflyhigh
    Enter any of the fema theres a 99% chance u wont make it out alive death camps everywhere #STAY WOKE
  • Works sometimes 2/5

    By nmp0906
    This app works to some extent, but mostly get late or non existent push notifications that when clicked on open the app to no active alerts. It's now a nuisance and getting deleted. Kind of worked for hurricane Irma, but Twitter notifications from NWS work better alongside the built in alerts for Tornado warnings and such.
  • Only for wetbacks 1/5

    The whole app is in Spanish?!!!! Juan
  • Terrible 1/5

    By Rosie Rose 63
    I'm in Jackson County MS not Jackson MS but there was no option to decide which one. A list of counties but the app selected Jackson MS instead. No help at all!
  • Useless 1/5

    By Syke_out
    I am in Hillsboro county in Florida with Irma bearing down. All tv stations are running news and alerts round the clock. I am not worried though; my FEMA app says no weather alerts... Someone please give them a call to let them know a hurricane is coming? I think they missed it. Thanks
  • Needs work 2/5

    By whpolk47
    No weather alerts on IPAD, however the alerts work on IPHONE. Needed it most during hurricane Irma.
  • No active alerts? 2/5

    By CreepiGurl
    Currently in the path of Irma, app states no active alerts/warnings for my area and surrounding areas. I've received a few banner notifications about hazardous weather, but when clicked the app once again states no alert for my area. I have my location as well as several others near by entered in the app. I do like the option to add reminders for smoke detector testing, battery changes, etc.
  • Useless 1/5

    By paradiseinmarco
    So I downloaded this app because Hurricane Irma is within days of my location. I put in my location for home in Collier County and also where I evacuated Marion County. Allowed access in my settings. Checked for weather alerts.....NO WEATHER alerts or notices!!! Really? If I could not give it a star/rating I would. I don't need a reminder to change the batteries in my smoke detector.
  • No info for Florida hurricane 1/5

    By HipPocketMusician
    I just downloaded this and try to get current alert information for Collier County in Florida. They are according to the National Weather Service under a hurricane warning. The FEMA site said there was nothing going on. Useless.
  • The app won't open 1/5

    By exumagal
    Downloaded app and it won't even open now.
  • Help 4/5

    By Front dog
    Great app but why do I have to reenter my location on the app
  • Seems OK, but significant gaps 3/5

    By Grafiks61
    Setting locations: I picked North Carolina, but when I went to select 'city,' there was NO CHARLOTTE (the largest city in the state) in the list!! Functionality is OK if a little cumbersome and unsophisticated. Data needs a good review and proofing!
  • App not working 1/5

    By Kirtf
    Installed 2 days ago with 3 locations,Miami-Dade,Tampa and Charleston. No alerts yet, glad I'm not depending on this!
  • Unnecessary Alerts 1/5

    By Phil F.
    I keep getting alerts for areas that are nowhere near me. I put my location in the settings.
  • Generally Annoying 3/5

    By kenpoengineer
    Very poorly designed app that constantly gives warnings (in the middle of the night) of "beach tide dangers"! Come on! Change this or people will learn to ignore these warnings!
  • Too many notifications 1/5

    By Ciaralorraine
    I really don't need 5 notifications for a single heat advisory... would be nice if we could at least pick what we want to receive notifications on
  • Generally a good app, except for the "locations" problem, and spurious alerts. 3/5

    By Ponsonby Britt
    Generally a good app, except for the "locations" problem, and spurious 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. Please fix. 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 be fixed eventually.
  • This First Responder Approves 5/5

    By BadJammer
    I am a retired Firefighter/EMT/CERT I/C. I really like the Apps 'Reminders.' If one Life is Saved by using the Reminders, its 'Job well done.' I believe the bug that caused some users to re-enter their location information has been fixed. In the nine months I have used this App, I have not had any problems. Keep up the good work FEMA.
  • Good but needs work 4/5

    By John19501
    Like many of the previous reviewers, I receive duplicate notifications for warnings, such as flood warnings. This should be an easy fix.
  • Loses locations constantly 1/5

    By jcm005
    Keeps erasing all my locations I saved. Please resolve.
  • Why do I have to re choose locations? 3/5

    By katpac
    I really like the app but for 1 thing. Every time there is an update, I have to go in and re choose my locations.
  • weather channel can't replace it 4/5

    By c8horsielover
    i mean, it's really helpful. only problem I've had is that it'll send you the same notification twelve times w this update. very very annoying and has woken me up. good for blizzard warnings tho
  • Okay when it works 3/5

    By Ghostbuster216
    Easily recommendable app for anyone in the U.S. The only current issue with it is that the Weather Alert Locations keep resetting, so you have to continually re-enter your locations to get notifications sent to you.
  • Forgets location 3/5

    By RoyaltyWazer14
    Really useful App but it now forces me to re-enter my alert locations every time I want to read them. Older versions would retain the locations.
  • Please Stop Need To Update Locations 4/5

    By Ryanatl2012
    This is by far the best weather app for localized warnings and watches. With a home and a cabin, this app has helped immensely. There are times it has not, however. When issuing app updates, or when a user updates/changes mobile devices, the app should not revert to an 'unused' mode. Most users will not reselect locations in their devices each time and, thus, will miss a critical warning. In the end, the value of this app rests with the user's cognition to update the app every couple weeks, when this responsibility should really rest with the developers of an emergency app. Still, if programmed correctly by the user, this is the fastest connection to warning information beyond live local media. Final note - the app needs a function to override a phone's 'sleep/silence' function to be a true warning tool.
  • Ok app, needs work 3/5

    By 2 Bit Hacker
    I like the alerts, but the app frequently forgets my locations. It would also be nice if it cleared it's alerts when the weather alert ends, so I don't have the bubble count on the icon when there are no active weather alerts.
  • Freezes often 2/5

    By Pfcmerrill
    I like this app but it keeps freezing on me.
  • Great app, but needs a few updates 4/5

    By USAF C-130
    Great app, but for starts, a GPS functionality is a must. Nowadays with so many people traveling, you should get notified of alerts of where you are for your own safety. With GPS you could try to connect with the NWS radio to provide up to date information.
  • An excellent resource for alerts. 5/5

    By Benjamin from CA
    I discovered this application while looking for a replacement to the now discontinued weather alert USA application. This is a very simple app however when it comes to the task of providing severe weather alerts I can say the notifications are almost instantaneous. A lot of times the alert arrives on my phone within about 30–60 seconds of being heard on my Weather Radio. This app does not have GPS functionality however you can set up to five locations. Each location is set by selecting your state and county. For voiceover users I have been able to navigate this application with no issues. So far the only thing I can find that I would like to see changed is that the application uses the standard default Apple notification sound. Considering the types of alerts this program is providing it would definitely be better to have its own dedicated sound instead of the default. Otherwise this is an excellent app and I can definitely recommend it.
  • Agree to terms 3/5

    By Kj’s iTunes
    I would like this app much better if I didn't have to repeatedly save my information. And repeatedly "agreeing to terms". ALL THE TIME. It's the same terms, every single day, every single alert, every single time. Please fix! Thanks in advance.
  • Alert badges 3/5

    By Baldeaux1953
    Have you thought of having the app's alert badge disappear after the alert has expired? The badges linger forever.
  • Good info but too many alerts 3/5

    By Ivydee
    I think overall the app is fine and provides valuable information. However, I am currently receiving alerts every few minutes for my area. Today it's high winds and fire alerts, literally every five minutes. Yesterday it was beach and wind alerts all day long. I've already gotten 3 alerts in the time it's taken me to write this review out. I know I can turn notifications off, but I do want to know when there are warnings. I guess I'm going to have to just turn it off and hope I notice the badge alerts instead, because this is maddening.
  • Useful, but too many alerts at times 4/5

    By Tom Munch
    This app is very useful and welcome, but sometimes there are so many alerts and notifications that it becomes tedious. For example, today we have high winds and high fire danger in our area, and the app sent out almost a dozen notifications in less than an hour of both of these dangers - some of them duplicated multiple times. I still value the information, but I wish it was a little better written and fleshed out.
  • Very glitchy 1/5

    By JillianJP
    I think it could be a useful app, but it's very glitchy and it sends me notifications that can't be read in their entirety or found in the app. Not worth downloading.
  • Can be much better 3/5

    By LPAppsSuck
    Far too frequently notifications for "emergencies" that are nothing like true emergencies. Just got one for Yolo County that warned of clogged gutters. Oh no, the humanity. There should be tiers of alerts, true emergencies vs. warnings about slick roads. Tornadoes vs. slick roads.
  • Just ok 3/5

    By ParryOlsen
    Kept using this during the Hurricane. Crude but works

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