Earlier on this week we told you about the Red Cross Tornado app which you could download for free, if you were worried about the recent weather. Now, we offer some more choices for you as Weather alert apps seem to be playing a crucial rule in helping those in the affected area stay up to date.
As most of you are probably well aware, the US has been hit by severe storms over the last week, battering areas such as Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa and Missouri.
Home owners need to stay alert at all times for future tornados, which is why weather apps for iPhone and Android have become so important in recent weeks.
It could be the difference between life or death and we offer a few selections which will definitely aid you if another Tornado warning is about to hit.
One of the best tornado apps for Android is Simple Weather Alert. It offers a very basic service and interface but runs in the background and delivers instant messages direct from the official National Weather Service (NWS) when the time is necessary.
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) April 28, 2014
This has thousands of 5-star ratings from those who have found it helpful, with one user even going as far to offer the following verdict on the app:
“This app is amazing for severe weather warnings. Woke me up last year for a tornado warning and allowed enough time for me to get my family to the basement.”
For the best tornado apps on iPhone, you may want to check out NOAA Weather Alert Free. Aside from regular updates on tornado warnings in the US, the app also acts as a general tool for other severe weather warnings such as flooding.
This app for iPhone also includes built in weather radio, giving you even more ways to keep yourself up to date on what is going on in your area.
Failing that, remember that you can also head to your iPhone device settings and simply follow these steps: Settings -> Notification Center -> Scroll to the bottom -> Turn Emergency Alerts On.
By using this method, you’ll set your phone up with emergency notifications on tornados and other serious weather – these alerts are also free and won’t be charged to your SMS bill.
With these apps, you will be able to keep updated and potentially save your life the next time a tornado is about to strike. Let us know if you have used these apps in the past, or alternatively feel free to suggest another app which you think offers a better service.
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