Multiple Apps that could be combined into 1 3/5
In theory a good idea. And I like the “I’m Safe” feature. Living in New Orleans, it would be nice to know that parents won’t worry. However, there are multiple apps that could be combined into one.
Informational Hurricane App 5/5
By KJV Admirer
This app is very informational and helpful!
September 25 2017’ 3/5
By Nike eco runner poll
It crashes everytime I get on
Fix the app please 1/5
The then crashing recently
Please fix it soon as possible
Dint work with Irma?? 3/5
I literally had Hurricane Irma on top of my island, I dint had electricity so i couldn't watch the news to see what's going, I try the app and it doesn't load whatsoever.
I have now Hurricane Maria tomorrow, let's see if it works from tomorrow onward.
The Red Cross gets 91 cents out of every donation. So much for giving it to charity.
Don't trust the red cross, they scam people and have been outed for it on many occasions. They keep most of the donation money for themselves.
F THIS! 5/5
By Emi & Pusheen
It keeps crashing every time I use it! What a ripoff!
RedCross = Scam 1/5
Do not support The Red Cross! They are a business first, then a "charity" last! Please do little research before donating to these scammers! Not even half of what is raised goes to victims!
What's Wrong 1/5
App is not working right at all. Is there another app as this one is outdated
Great resource!!!! Used during hurricane Irma! 5/5
This app is an excellent one-stop resource for somebody going through their first hurricane or if they haven't gone through one for several years and need a quick reference or starting place. It has information for before, during, after, and "Plan Ahead" of a hurricane. Spot on advice about knowing the diff. between watches and warnings, don't waste time taping windows, and even lists for suggested supplies.
If used with Storm Radar and the Weather Channel's app you'll be a lot safer and more knowledgeable about hurricane preparedness and safety as well as getting important information at the literal tip of your finger.
One thing I'd really like to see is addition of information for actually boarding up when preparing.
- The most informative resource I found for boarding up once the news suggested we should was found after a long time searching online, no thanks to bad information out there. A lot of time which is essential before a hurricane was wasted searching and searching. What I did fine was poorly linked to on NOAA's site and even then seemed to go down or be deleted when I went back to reference it. Please add information on boarding as part of your information. Please?? Nothing super detailed. Just the suggested plywood thickness, what kind of sheet metals would do well as a substitute, how to attach it to your home, what kind of screws for what kind of surface, etc.
Actually in general please elaborate or expand on information that may not be expected to be a given to people who have already been through hurricanes. I remember my first time being in the crosshairs of a hurricane and finding detailed and explained information was hard there's so much out there and a lot of it bad. Everybody has short/simplified lists, but no details! Sometimes more than one sentence is needed to explain things.
Other than being able to hide shelters locations on the map temporarily to better see the radar or map and adding more explanations or even videos to show a how-to (would be handy for boarding) I used this app as one of my hurricane go-to apps!! This for information and some alerts. I also used Storm Radar for the radar, alerts, detailed official warnings, and map that could show all kinds of warnings, alerts, and various details on the radar map. The official Weather Channel app for live tv feeds for in-person updates and meteorologist's opinions on what to expect.
Between this app, Storm Radar, and the live feed from the official Weather Channel app hurricane Irma didn't catch my unprepared and didn't give me any nasty surprises! I was certainly safer and I truly appreciate apps like this exist!! THANK YOU from a Floridian who used this app as part of their emergency kit!!
Scammers and thieves!! 1/5
Don't give up to this scamming group they pay there execs top dollar and eat great food and feed people disgusting food especially like they did in Texas, they also keep most of the funds donated for years and don't give it to what it was mean for , the people in need. See if for yourselves in videos where they ask too advisors of the Red Cross avoid the questions of how much their executives take. Modern day thieves!!! Get knowledgeable!!
By Picky CPA
This is pretty much a useless app to track a hurricane. Need to be able to filter shelter information (I.e., remove, filter by location, etc.).
Doesn't do anything but show a map. No tracking, no anything. Waste of time. Hurricane Irma is devastating Florida right now and according to this app, there's not a hurricane in sight. Pass this app by.
Great app!! By a wonderful organization❤️ 5/5
We are in northeast Florida and grew tired of listening to the dramatic news coverage of hurricane Irma, however we needed to stay updated. Enter the Red Cross Hurricane app! This app is AMAZING. Gives you up to date information in real time(faster than our local new stations) and provides alerts to your area. It has been extremely helpful for us to be able to track Hurricane Irma and other weather alerts. Added bonus : we actually learned a lot of useful information as well. We love the Red Cross, it's nice to see they have such a great app as well! The interface is great. The app is easy to navigate and is just what we needed!
Too fat. Rhonda 1/5
Used the app to trace Irma
The app is about 4 hours behind the true eye position!
Nice grafics but needs to be live!
Nice and simple, but late report 3/5
By Maura Carolina
Enough of what I need, thanks RedCross
*edit; the tracking update is like 2-3 hrs late then actual radar 😩
WARNING! Possibly deadly! 1/5
Downloaded this app to help with tracking Irma and getting more information. But I've found that apparently there's no way to track the actual hurricane. When you tap the tracking section, it brings you to a list of shelters. Not hurricane tracking. And worst of all, we had a Tornado warning for a half hour, Brevard County. All my other weather apps and the TV notified me. This one didn't, but I didn't think anything of it because it's a new app and I didn't know if it would, but wouldn't you know. The tornado warning ends at 9:30am, then at 9:36am I hear a classic tornado siren coming from my iPad and my light is flashing. The warning came five minutes after the half hour warning ended..... If this was my only app and the tornado was bearing down on me I would likely be screwed.
Love this app 5/5
This is the only app that is user friendly. I can monitor the locations of my friends and family throughout FL during the hurricane.
Great app! 5/5
Do not trust these guys. Regarding the app and real life.
Thank you 5/5
Keeps us inform
Great app ruined by lack of customization 1/5
I have 1 place selected (my home/town) and I am being forced to see alerts for every flipping county in Florida and some outside of Florida. I can find no way to limit alerts to my one selected place.
Hurricane App 4/5
It would be nice if one was allowed to filter shelters in FL to either be shown or not shown. Very cluttered and seemingly they are always shown.
Stay safe? 1/5
If you want to stay safe don't use this app. Total crap.
Sends way too many of the same notifications over and over again. Alerts me for places I deleted.
It's Charming 5/5
By Annalyn Chase
It seems like a very charming app that is very useful to keep you and your loved ones safe.
What hurricane tracker?????? 1/5
Just took the update and now it does not track hurricanes. You downgraded your app. Real good job. Waste.
Doesn't even track hurricanes. Only good for finding shelters and preparing. For "Live" info about any storms find another app because this one doesn't do jack!
Poor updates 1/5
With Hurricane Irma bearing down on Savannah, no alerts show in the app except for the ones from Hurricane Matthew from last year. Seriously, I'm deleting the app. It is a waste of memory.
Two problems 2/5
The iPad version does not show any hurricane, tropical depression tracks, whereas the iPhone app does.
The "contact us" pages allows for typing and adding a photo but NO way to send the request!!
Hurricane Tracker? 1/5
It used to track hurricanes nicely a few years ago. Now, The "Tracker" always defaults its "Layer" to shelter locations, never to tracking a storm. Latest version on my iPad stopped tracking anything but shelters. Prior version, With Harvey's location, I would flip between radar and storm tracker layers, and through Harvey, storm tracker was way off, the date/time was wrong. Current version - where is Irma? I open the app, and it has zero warnings about Irma, but from what I hear elsewhere , it's a category 5 headed somewhere near south Florida. Dunno, can't see it in this app anymore. Poor quality control on the data, poor quality on the iPad.
Innacurate storm tracking 1/5
It can't be that hard. Other apps do it so now I use the other apps.
What happened? 1/5
I use to like this app. Now it doesn't provide any information. A blank screen.
Tracker map not showing 1/5
By ATC Mom
What happened to the hurricane tracker map. Not showing since update.
Do not donate to Red Cross. You will never see the money if in need. They are scammers. Donate to Houston food bank if donating for Harvey.
Excelente para el Caribe Puerto Rico 5/5
By PR -Boricua
500 million built six houses in Haiti 1/5
If you are generous enough to donate to strangers in desperate straits, beware. These people are truly human scum. Plenty of good articles just google it. You are funding someone's vacation, and little else. Don't let those who profit off misery take your dollar!!!
Not much point 1/5
This used to show storm information. Now they changed it I can't see the point in the app.
I live in the Caribbean and we are going to get hit in the next few days with one of the strongest storms on record and there is nothing in this app that even hints of a storm.
Just a couple of links to what can be found on any hurricane website.
What a wast of time
The WORST! (Scam City) 1/5
Our home flooded last August 2016 in Lafayette La and after all my family and friends donating to them, the only help
We got was crappy bucket and a broken mop stick 4 weeks after we finished demo work and started rebuild. Thanks Red Cross!! We got more help from strangers, family and friends than this multi million dollar cover up charity organization ever could do for me and my family. Good luck watching your money go in someone else's pocket, and not someone who needs it either! 😡😡😡😡
Why would anyone with common sense donate to them? They were horrible to the people of Louisiana with the flood of August 2016, by throwing away donations and not distributing money where it was needed, and they are doing the same to Harvey victims in Texas.
Not for accurate storm tracking. Great for other features. 2/5
Shows Harvey still off shore though it's made landfall again. This is not accurate enough for those in danger.
Other features are very helpful and informative.
Not working 1/5
By Not enough coins
Shuts down every time I open it. Set off alarms all day but could open app to view information. HELP we are in the middle of a hurricane
Red Cross Hurricane app 4/5
Overall the app is nicely designed.
1) I would prefer when a location and a person overlap that you choose to give one priority over the other instead of displaying two or more entries. This could be done by providing a priority value that could be set in the global settings giving location priority over person or vice versa.
(X) Locations have priority
( ) Persons have priority
2) although it is nice to set locations and people objects, it would also be nice to have an option to show all active warnings. This could be defined And controlled by using layers.
A) The "Location" layer could contain just the locations you specifically want to track.
B) The "Person" layer could contain just the people you specifically want to track.
C) The "All" layer would display all current warnings or watches. This layer would not filtered by location or person. Rather, it would be controlled by another settings page where one could specify the desired watches warnings or informational bulletins to be displayed.
4) I I would suggest adding another tab that says "All". Once in the "All" layer, you could offer sub level tabs for bulletin type. Warnings, Watches, Advisories, ...
Stupid keeps going off 1/5
It keeps going off even when the alert is far away. Can't take it
Does not work anymore 1/5
Have used this app for years. Used to be the best. Now... they send you alerts but the tracker map does not show anything. Not even a tropical storm in my area. I contacted customer service a couple months ago. They said it wears working fine. So much for this Red Cross App.
What Happened 1/5
This app used to be very informative. However, now is just a bunch of nonsense. Only exists to collect your information. Time was you could open it and bam! There it shows a tropical storm or hurricane and the possible route. Now it is filled with nonsense. Not helpful at all!
Out of date & worthless 1/5
The preparedness information is out of date and this app does nothing. It's not interactive like 99% of the hurricane apps out there and appears to have been done by someone with less that a sixth grade education under American standards.
4 notifications that a flood watch ended??? 1/5
By mister zed
this is really dumb: they sent me 4 alerts in a row, late at night, to tell me that a flood watch was being downgraded. Time to dump a useless app.