Information isn’t relevant 1/5
50mph winds, lightning, thunder, FEMA app says nothing. The emergency broadcast system interrupted my news program, otherwise would not have known.
Only OK 3/5
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.
Wakes us in the middle of the night with minor alerts 3/5
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).
They won’t fix it 1/5
I use the app for weather alerts and when it works it’s great. Some time ago the app stopped saving my locations and hence stopped sending me severe weather alert notifications. I wrote FEMA, they said they are aware of the problem and were working on it. Months later, it’s still not fixed. Several days of severe weather have passed and no alerts. Why should I trust FEMA to have a working app? I’m acting like severe weather is an emergency or something. :)
Okay; Loses Location; Badge too Petdistent 2/5
Okay app, but loses location settings (and ToU agreement) with each update. App icon badge needlessly persists when warnings expire or are cancelled.
Months after writing the above, still no fix for losing locations. Worse: it no longer takes an app update to lose saved locations.
Decent app, but keeps losing locations! 2/5
This app used to be (mostly) fine, I would have to re-enter locations occasionally, maybe once a month. Now it’s doing it nearly every time I get a notification and open the app. Then when you enter the location, it doesn’t show the alert because it was previously issued. Really, really annoying. From reading reviews here, I’m definitely not the only one with this problem.
One Alert is better than TWELVE 1/5
If a weather event is life threatening, it’s worth more than one alert... but we’re talking four alerts about light snowfall during winter. For the same storm, I probably get an average of a DOZEN alerts. Half of them contain the EXACT SAME INFORMATION with a shift in likely end time by... an hour? Please update this to make it worth having this app.
Horrible notifications. 1/5
The only thing I use this app for is weather notifications. A pretty basic feature of any app. For some reason l, and I don’t know if it’s the app or FEMA itself, they can’t seem to just send one notification. It’s annoying getting 10 winter weather warnings in 15 seconds. Just send one!!
What is the point? 3/5
I’ve recently downloaded this app and am missing many alerts because I feel I am constantly having to put in my location information every couple days. I have seen where there was a “bug fix” on this, but I am not seeing the fix. Developers? Anybody listening?
I put in my location yesterday AGAIN, and then had to do it again this morning.
What to do 5/5
By Slither.io Commander
Warning systems are completely useless if people are unsure of what to do😕. This changes that😀.
Under prepare, Emergency Safety Tips, their is everything you could think off and more. I am not just referring to tornado and lightning, but RDD and Landslides and more.
The warnings are useful, the advice is useful and powerful.
Can't read blogs. 3/5
I wanted to browse the blogs. They all say unavailable.
too many alerts 3/5
Please consolidate and filter alerts; right now app issues too many separate alerts.
What’s up 3/5
I have to keep reentering my locations every couple days it keeps kicking them out. I really like the app but that’s a pain in the ...
It will get a five if it wasn’t for that.
Location doesn’t work correctly. 3/5
In Alaska I have the location set for mat-su valley but I keep getting alerts for the entire state. It’s getting very annoying as there is always an alert somewhere. It goes off several times a day for something 500 miles away.
Too many weather alerts 3/5
The app sends weather alerts for my county and for other counties that I do not want to see. Alerts are repetitive. If the watch has been superseded by a warning the app shows them both. If the warning is updated I still see the old one
Deleting the app 1/5
I do like the flash flood warnings but really don’t need a million high surf warnings. I don’t venture near the ocean so this is a useless warning. A tsunami, now that would be a fema worthy alert. I think this app should have alert options otherwise it is a boy who cries wolf.
Loses locations all the time 2/5
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!
Froze my iPhone 1/5
Have it for one day and my iPhone isn’t working.
FIX YOUR (HIGH MAINTENANCE) APP 1/5
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
Please stop with the BS. The awaken ones know the truth.
Great app, but one issue 4/5
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!
Good resource to use! 5/5
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
THIS APP ARRIVED
5 DAYS LATE
By New Age Soup
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.
WEATHER CONTOL 1/5
FEMA CAN CONTROL THE WEATHER STAY WOKE.
By The player101
So wonder what FEMA camps are
Not Very Useful 1/5
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.
Works sometimes 2/5
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.
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!
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
No weather alerts on IPAD, however the alerts work on IPHONE. Needed it most during hurricane Irma.
No active alerts? 2/5
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.
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
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
Downloaded app and it won't even open now.
By Front dog
Great app but why do I have to reenter my location on the app
Seems OK, but significant gaps 3/5
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
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
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
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 leftover alerts. 3/5
By Ponsonby Britt
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.
This First Responder Approves 5/5
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
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
Keeps erasing all my locations I saved. Please resolve.
Why do I have to re choose locations? 3/5
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
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