Just had a 6.4 magnitude quake, SLOW ALERT 2/5
But I didn’t get an alert for 10minutes AFTER it hit!!! Approx. 10:38am PST JULY 4
Tornado warning alarm 5/5
To live in a rural area but still have a tornado warning siren sound from this app on my phone when the National weather service issues a tornado warning in my area is priceless and potentially lifesaving.
I thing but junk mail from this app! 1/5
My husband and I both downloaded this app and almost immediately our inboxes have become filled with junk mail daily. It is not worth it to download and I wouldn’t do it unless you enjoy being bombarded with junk mail. So annoying!
Complete alert and emergency app 5/5
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This app will monitor your moving location for emergencies that you have set up. You can also monitor the location of your family and friends or just select general locations. This app provides alerts for everything from tornado to air quality.
Red Cross has also added a robust emergency training and quizzes to this app. Stay safe in grey skies and increase your preparedness in blue skies.
Educational and helpful 5/5
This app makes us feel safe and has quizzes to train your brain and prepare you the event of an EMERGENCY. This app also guides you to learning first aide. This app has a siren to warn your family of severe weather. After a severe storm there is an “I’m Safe” signal that your location is clear of storms. Congrats on a great app .
Great start; please improve it 3/5
It very useful for knowing when storms will hit in the Colorado area (so, directionally, yo know what days you have risk); however, I experienced the same thing as others for the tornado warning. I received the warning after the tornado hit my (monitored) home!
No alerts for earthquakes? 1/5
Felt a 3.1 earthquake 3 hours ago and nothing. I was expecting at least a warning to be on alert and to get prepared. This app seems like junk now.
Y’all complaining about alerts not being sent out for ur family in another location, that’s why it’s called AMERICAN Red Cross, read before you write please
Ah you good 5/5
This is the best app!
Not as good after last few updates 3/5
Not receiving warnings/ watches. Sounds change to default iPhone sounds. I can’t tell if it’s a weather alert or Facebook
Deleting past alerts 5/5
By scanner jack
Delete past alerts
It will not let Me delete past alerts.
They keep coming back.
Can you fix it?
It is a great app.
The app seemed to be good. However, I couldn’t lock the location in. It either doesn’t work or it doesn’t work with VoiceOver on. I tried turning off the screen-reader but could only find the cancel button in the upper left and the legal link at the bottom.
If you made this app accessible so that those who use the built-in screen-reader for Apple devices that would be even better.
Doesn’t Do It’s Job 1/5
There’s currently a wind advisory at my location. I discovered this scrolling through my twitter feed....not because I was alerted by this app. If you open the app, sure enough it shows that there is a wind advisory. But it failed to send me a notification about it. That’s the only reason I downloaded the app and it failed. One star.
Tornado Warning Arrives 30 Minutes Late in Version 3.9.0 1/5
By Mick Gator Fan
Alerts have two problems.
1. When I use “current location”, I get alerts for events, including tornados, that are 70 miles away. Not very useful, so I removed the “current location” setting.
2. My iPhone started shrieking, while I was driving, about a tornado warning - but the alert arrived 30 minutes after the alert was issued. It’s not easy to turn it off while driving, so I turned “Sounds” off because the alert often arrives too late to be useful anyway.
Never works 1/5
Always says it can’t connect due to internet problems. My internet is fine. I’m writing this review to prove it. This app has never worked for me. Always produces errors.
Crashes when you try to access alerts 1/5
Very bad. I had hoped this crash issue would have been resolved, unfortunately it keeps crashing when you access the alerts.
Just downloaded it 5/5
Works well 4/5
We live in a very rural area and this app work well for what we needed.. keeps up to date on weather changes and our family locations and more .. good app .. easy on the battery too..
Very Helpful 5/5
Thank you for creating an app that gives tips on how to prepare for disasters, how to respond during disasters, and how to keep up to date if loved ones are safe.
Needs work 1/5
The app doesn’t follow the user settings. It’s giving me information about a tornado alert more than 50 miles away that doesn’t even impact my direct area in anyway shape or form. Being in the fire service I rely on quality data to be able to make decisions in this app is definitely not up to par I would not recommend it
Works very well 5/5
Works well did not even know we had a threat coming and I got the alert quick!
Sends donation notifications 1/5
This app just ask for donations I already get asked 12 times a day for donations I don’t need a 13th
It’s a spammer 1/5
By Una Happy
Sends so called emergency alerts but when you open it... it’s simply a fund raising request to help “those in need”. Don’t need more spam in my life.
Emergency app 5/5
I’ve had this app for at least a year and I’m highly satisfied with the alerts I get from each area of the USA. I have family in several states and I’m able to know what’s happening at each area.
The alert comes in, then the app crashes! I have no idea what the alert is or where the weather issue is.
Could be good 1/5
By CA water
This app notifies you of everything! I set it to only warnings with in 1 mile of my home yet it gives me the whole county & the only time I need that information is if I’m traveling. I just Got a Vegas center report for Barstow and while I do live in SB county I live 87 miles away on the other side of the Cajon pass. I also get Vidal junction notifications out of Phoenix and I do travel that way to Az a few times a yr. Vidal junction is 175 miles away.
Fund raising 1/5
Information available on other apps. Download this if you want emergency alerts that are fund raising solicitations. Will delete this app.
A Red Cross Winner! 5/5
A comprehensive variety of Red Cross information with no superfluous data to detract from its goals.
Too many alerts for Hawaii 3/5
I think there should only be alerts for each island of Hawaii, or maybe just Central, East, West, etc. I get way too many duplicate alerts for each "neighborhood" on Oahu - it's kind of ridiculous.
To many alerts for same thing 2/5
Over all this works fine but I don’t need a alert to tell me the alert as expired or a alert that tells me the storm that caused the alert has moved on or a alert that tell me a severe rain storm is going to cause flash flood.
Within 30 min I received 7 alerts about the status of the same storm cell. So frequent I disabled the alerts ....... so a program to alert that the alerts are disabled ...... see the problem?
A must have for all 5/5
By Oh boy 123
I think this is a great application because it is a great idea. Can you be refined? Yes absolutely but in the meantime it’s great to have it. A must have for all.
So-So, cannot accurately set alerts 3/5
By Dreadpirate Patty
I have set a radius of FOUR miles from my home and still get alerts for flash floods over 100 miles from my home. All other alerts seem appropriate. Handy to have but annoying to be alerted multiple times within an hour with irrelevant alerts.
App doesn’t work and could be dangerous 1/5
The Red Cross App told me that my area if Orange County CA is under an immediate evacuation order when it is not. The closest area being evacuated is almost 18 miles from me.
App removed. Local news is much better.
Red Cross can do better!
We were under Mandatory Evacuation and app failed 1/5
We were put under mandatory evacuation at 12:34pm, this app did not alert me until 7:45pm and didn’t even cover Lakeport where I live... the place I put in to be alerted for!!! This app is a failure.... I will never trust it or recommend to anyone.
Worst App Ever 1/5
This app is awful. It always shows the my location way off. Most alerts dont apply to my area.
Hoping it gets better 3/5
This app sounds terrific, and time will tell. Had an issue when adding locations via zip code. (I.e. zip code for Goode VA came up as some place in a totally different state). So gave up and just input actual town names. That worked well. I’ll come back and review again once it’s been tested.
Warnings too far away 3/5
Flash flood/thunderstorm warnings affect areas 50+ miles away. Too many “false” warnings, often followed almost immediately by cancellation. Am in eastern Los Angeles county.
Multiple identical alerts 3/5
By Too Much Man
Sends 3 identical alert simultaneously. Same alert, same time tag.
"Monitor all your important locations!" NOT 1/5
Looking for an app that can tell me realtime if anything is happening in the Azores Islands as I have a good deal of family there, as well as my fathers childhood home right on the coast of Sao Lourenço ... my fear has always been with hurricanes & tropical storms, tsunami, & volcanic activity ; & so I was referred to this app. Imagine my confusion, being told there was no results to my search while trying to add "Azores Islands" as a location to monitor ... they seem to include Madeira on the map, but no Azores... & everytime I tried to add a city in Portugal or Madeira (Lisbon, for example) it would give me Lisbon New York USA & all related search terms IN THE US -- & wouldn't allow me to monitor any part or portion of Portugal!!! What the heck?!! This app is pointless. I know all too much what's happening in the US, it's being shoved in my face from every direction; what I was looking for was information on THE WORLDS HAPPENINGS we don't hear about normally. Plz resolve this silly flaw
Solicits you instead of providing info 1/5
This app just solicited me to donate blood, out of the blue. There’s no current local emergency or anything. I immediately disabled notifications but that really limits the usefulness of the app.
Don’t abuse your notification privileges, devs!! :(
I don’t like pop up adds 1/5
By The 77th Doctor
I don’t want stats about blood & being asked for blood. I Cary a medical directive saying “no blood” so I won’t take it or give it. I’ve gotten multiple pop up notifications, thumbs down.
Amazing app! 5/5
This app is really cool! It helps me track weather, know where storms and tornadoes are, know where my friends and family are during storms, etc.! Thank you for this app, keep up the good work!
Alert frequency 3/5
Far too many alerts one right after the other. Especially when an alert is going to be cancelled. Just got the same alert cancellation 3-4 times in the last hour. Enough, already!
What’s the use? 1/5
What’s the use of having an emergency alert app if it doesn’t give you the alert until the NEXT DAY? And it only alerts AFTER the weather app I have on my phone has already given the alert, like 20 minutes after?
Love it! 5/5
This app lets me keep up with my family all over. It gives me a peace of mind knowing that we can stay connected in bad weather!
Runs great on phone and watch 4/5
All issues are fixed. Needs wind chill alerts though.
It’s a great app 5/5
By kids vlogs
When I add locations it tells me the warning for that area or you can see it to do 100mile raidous and other!!!
Alerts come after the event is over? 1/5
We have had two major thunderstorms today that. Plus have potentially had tornados but no alerts. When I look it says all is well? The first storm was passed before an alert came and the second storm came an hour after the storm alert was over🤦♀️Doesn't make me feel safe!
Load failure 1/5
Sadly, had to dump this app for poor performance: failure to load even though my internet service is good and other apps load fine, and notifications tap pulled up a blank screen every time. Used to work great, don’t know what happened to it.