Tornado - American Red Cross

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About this app

Get your family and home ready for a tornado. The American Red Cross tornado app is the complete solution you need to understand and prepare for a tornado and all that comes with it. With interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice it’s never been easier to be ready!

Ahora disponible en español.

• Easy to use Spanish language toggle to switch translation directly inside the app.
• Audible siren when NOAA issues a Tornado warning for any of your monitored locations letting you know when it’s time to go to your safe room plus an all-clear alert when the warning expires (Note: Alerts' sounds will NOT override if phone is on vibrate or in sleep mode)
• Simple step-by-step instructions to help you know what-to-do even if the cell towers and TVs are down. Prioritized actions for before, during, and after requires no mobile connectivity
• Help distant friends and family in tornado alley with ability to receive tornado watch and warning alerts based on their location from NOAA
• Red Cross location-based open shelters map for when you need it most
• Be ready should a tornado hit by learning how to assemble an emergency kit for your family in the event of power outage or evacuation
• Reduce your household’s stress and anxiety should a tornado hit by learning to make and practice an emergency plan
• Interactive quizzes allow you to earn badges that you can share with your friends and show off your tornado knowledge
• Know how many tornadoes have occurred in your area
• Know the difference between a watch and a warning
• Learn how to deal with food and water impacted by floods and power outages
• Simply let friends/family know you’re safe with customizable “I’m Safe” notification sharable thru social media, text and email
• Let others know where you are with the Toolkit’s strobe light, flashlight and audible alert functions

Privacy policy:

Copyright © 2013-2014 The American National Red Cross
Updated on
Apr 18, 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
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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

6.86K reviews
A Google user
May 23, 2019
Always accurate. Can monitor multiple locations. Have had this app for several years now and grabs your attention much more than ordinary weather apps when you need it to. I monitor a large area in the Texas Panhandle so I can alert drivers to quickly changing conditions. You never know when a driver isn't able to receive data, but he might be able to get a text or phone call.
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A Google user
May 18, 2019
This is a great app. The alert for the tornado warning came on today even a few seconds before the sirens and sent us right into our shelter. It also gives you a brief list of the main things you need to remember in the situation. I installed this because I am afraid the city emergency sirens are not loud enough to wake me up at night, the app's tornado alert however is loud enough to wake up anyone, I would think. There is a different alert sound for tornado watch/ T-storm warning (those would be just your regular notification sound). You can also see if relatives or friends you connect with on the app are okay. The app runs humbly in the background until it is time to make its appearance. Thanks, Red Cross!
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July 24, 2022
It sounds an alarm (the same one) for everything, including canceled storms alerts and regular thunderstorms. I downloaded this app to get tornado warnings overnight, but during storms, it sends an alarm notification every few seconds to minutes regardless of the reason. So I have to keep it off overnight. Which is pointless. I would love an app that allows you to choose which alerts get the alarm and which are just silent notifications. Very frustrating. It is accurate, at least.
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What's new

The American Red Cross Tornado app will be retired in the summer of 2023. Download the Emergency app, which offers the same functionality along with tools for other hazards. Text "GETEMERGENCY" to 90999 or search “American Red Cross” in your app store. With this update, we are preparing to help you move the locations you monitor to the new Emergency app.