Emergency - American Red Cross

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About this app

Download Emergency!, an all-hazard app, by the American Red Cross. Receive accurate information on time to protect yourself and your loved ones.
• App is free and available in English with a Spanish-language toggle.
• Monitor alerts for severe weather, including tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and many more.
• Improved alert speed.
• Customize your alerts and push notifications.
• Enable critical alerts that can override the Do Not Disturb mode on your device.
• Find open Red Cross shelters with our interactive map.
• Map overlays include Hurricane Tracker, Radar, Satellite, Clouds, Rain, Wind Speed, Snow
• Access Red Cross safety content even without mobile connectivity.
Updated on
Apr 12, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

1.11K reviews
John Beaderstadt
April 6, 2023
Not as functional as the app it replaced. Cannot monitor multiple locations, neither can you enter a home location. Also, the various map overlays are non-functional. I don't have a lot of confidence that this app is going to be much help. 4/6/23 Clarification: The buttons to do all those things are present, they just don't work.
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American Red Cross
April 6, 2023
Our team is standing by to help you. Please contact us in the app: Go to Info Tab: Report an Issue. With Emergency you can monitor your home location, +live location, +8 additional locations. Add location: Locations Tab, +Add Location / Delete Location: Locations Tab, View Location, Red Cog/Wheel in top right, Delete Location.
Samantha Shahbozian
April 28, 2023
Not Reliable. I got a message from the red cross app stating that in May, the app will be discontinuing it's emergency warning notifications and to go to this app instead. I have had nothing but issues since merging to this app. It often gets stuck in a loading screen loop where it won't show me the main page, and i have to restart the app multiple times to get in. It also crashes a lot. I gave it three stars only because it works well when it wants to work.
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Jenn Jenn
March 3, 2023
The old Tornado App was better. I can't find the settings to make sure that the tornado warnings are not on silent. The sirens that the old app played were the whole reason I had the app. Because I had it set to my location wherever I am, it actually sounded while I was in Nashville at the mall. If we didn't know, we would have been driving in the area of a tornado. Instead we were able to shelter in Bass Pro Shop until it passed.
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American Red Cross
April 6, 2023
Our team is ready to help. Let's connect via the app: Go to Info Tab: Tap Report an Issue. Can you check these? App: On Locations Tab, Tap View Location, Tap Bell icon, Under Tornado / Tstorm: Tap Advanced Options, Switch on Show Alerts, Notify w/Sound, Send Notifications. Check device settings - notifications should be enabled under Emergency.

What's new

• Improved signposting to help you customize your alerts quickly.
• Canceled alerts will no longer be received as a push notification but only displayed as an in-app alert.
• Changed the default radius to 1 mile to eliminate seemingly ‘duplicate’ alerts.
• Increased additional monitored locations to 8.
• Added percentage completion tool to help you track your preparedness level.