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Hurricane: american red cross
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**One of the top 6 hurricane tracking apps - CNN** **Readers’ Pick: Most innovative and useful hurricane app – FastCompany** **One of 5 apps to get you through a natural disaster – Fox News** **Top Apps of the Week (11/3/12) – ABC News** **Top Apps of the Week (10/29/12) - MediaBistro** **Top App of the week (9/2/12) - Appolicious** Be ready for severe weather with Hurricane by american red cross. Monitor conditions in your area or throughout the storm track, prepare your family and home, find help and let others know you are safe – a must have for anyone who lives in an area where a hurricane may strike or has loved ones who do. Ahora disponible en español. Features: • Free and available in English and Spanish. • Step-by-step instructions let you know what to do even before/during/after the storm, even if no data connectivity. • Track the path of a hurricane with our interactive storm tracker displaying where the app has been and where it’s predicted to go. • Monitor, hurricane, flood & tornado-related weather conditions in your area or those of loved-ones with various map layers and location-based notifications for the U.S. and its territories. • Customizable alerting and push notification options. • Easy to view alert feed with the ability to remove alerts. • Let friends know you are okay with the customizable “I’m Safe” alert for Facebook, Twitter, email and text. • Find open Red Cross shelters in your area when you need help. • Stay safe when the lights are out with the Hurricane Toolkit, including a strobe light, flashlight and audible alert functions. • Prepare for the worst by learning how to assemble an emergency kit for your family in the event of power outage or evacuation. • Empower your family to stay safe and remain calm in an emergency by learning how to make and practice an emergency plan. • Earn badges that you can share with your friends and show off your hurricane knowledge with interactive quizzes. • See an illustrated history of hurricanes in your area. • Learn the difference between a hurricane warning and watch. • Know how to what to do about food and drinking water when your area has been impacted by floods and power outages.
Not showing correct locations
by MKisha on 2019/10/26 15:10
It has been fine until recently. It’s not updating the current locations of any storms, like it was waaaay off, not even just a little.. Now I’m worried since this has been my most accurate app up until now. The app is up to date, but the tracker is not.
This app needs to stop crying wolf!
by gmfcart on 2019/10/04 02:21
I have been receiving Flood Warnings for Omaha, Douglas County for weeks now. My sister lives there. I call her all alarmed and she tells me “nothing but blue skies”. No flooding here”. I’m getting ready to delete the app.
Spammed me with notifications...
by EncouragingWinner on 2019/09/04 21:48
Don’t get this. If you do, turn notifications off. They sent me 27 in a min.
Gen23
by getchagoat on 2019/09/03 13:00
Does not allow you to report any problems with the app to the developer. Says you can increase/decrease monitoring radius on map. NOT TRUE! Beginning to think this is a scam app.
Updates need to be quicker!
by DisneyFanDML on 2019/09/02 02:32
When this app is needed the most, it takes too long for the data to be updated. I have been watching the latest hurricane and it takes around 3 hours to update tracking information. The updates come every 6 hours but the app does not get updated as quickly. It should be as easy as changing a few data points since the cones are a standard algorithm.
Free And Works
by Florida_2019 on 2019/08/31 20:22
Used this app for several years works great for monitoring the hurricanes we get in Florida. Using it now for Dorian. Thanks to the developers for creating it and its free.
Excelente
by beberamrive on 2019/08/28 19:15
👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👏🏼
Chantel storm
by AMYMUELLER177 on 2019/08/22 04:35
I find it quite interesting that you would choose a high school to show. Is this really from the Red Cross?
FAILS August 21, 2019
by Ann Kalagon on 2019/08/21 17:42
IT STILL FAILS TO LOAD my ALERTS, entirely. It fails when you get to the third step of adding a person - in this case, anyone where I am in NYC.
Doesn’t work
by Jazmeelian on 2019/07/30 09:08
I have two tropical storms (projected to arrive as hurricanes) heading my way and yet not a peep out of this app. Even opened it up and it just said, “all is well!”
Contacts phone number choice MUST be fixed!
by Joanie on 2019/07/09 20:28
Red Cross/ 3 Sided Cube — I'm a beta tester for the Red Cross, and have been telling you this for YEARS: You MUST fix the ability to choose which number from within each Contacts listing is to be called when the "I'm Safe" button is clicked. As it is, the top number on the Contact list is the default — there is no way to select WHICH number for the app to text. Are users to go through their Contacts list and rearrange all the phone numbers to appease the app quirks? Certainly a landline auto-message asking for 25¢ to place a call is not very convenient when the ceiling has fallen in during a natural disaster. Also, what about an option to send an "I'm Safe" email vs. texting?Without these options, the apps are pretty much worthless and do not meet with your mission statement. Your agency was created to SUPPORT those affected by emergencies. These apps are falling short.
Creepy and Intrusive
by FCBrown00 on 2018/10/09 06:56
This app wants to track you at all times. It won’t work if you only want it to find your location while you use it. If you try to add a random location, the app demands to know who you “love” there - name and address. It’s Creepy.
Abuses notifications for donations
by tookmyname on 2018/09/19 16:52
I used this app for several years for tracking storms that affected family members. However, I am removing it because I e just had two interruptions to ask for donations.
Only for America?
by What?! No negative stars! on 2018/09/16 00:44
Can’t have alerts for people I know in other countries?! Really?!
Didn’t receive alerts for my zip code
by Jayneleo24 on 2018/09/15 21:21
I received alerts for my sisters’ and daughter’s location that I entered, but did not receive any alerts from my area. Zip code 28625 was entered and it said it was tracking it, but I didn’t receive one alert for my city in the 3 days that I used the app. It is helpful for the zip codes it actually tracks and alerts, but I did not help me at all. Disappointed.
Been with Red Cross for many years
by getusedtoit99 on 2018/09/15 19:18
I have saved a life, was taught how to swim, I have taken CPR and First Aid courses I have donated blood, volunteered, and I have seen first hand the unprecedented amount of volunteers that have been there during fires, earthquakes, tornadoes and hurricanes not to mention the wealth of knowledge and skills they put out there to help people learn what to do in a crisis! I have used these apps through many situations including Hurricane Mathew and Irma and did not have any problems whatsoever!!!! As a matter of fact, AT&T and Apple kept us up and running throughout! Thank you to all at the Red Cross for doing the world this outstanding service for so many years and keep up the great work!
Terrible app
by mduffy-SC on 2018/09/15 14:39
Too busy. Poor interface. NOT USER FRIENDLY.
So so
by Msn006 on 2018/09/13 10:26
Just spins and says loading Hurricane. Map is cluttered with shelter data making it hard to see track. Should be an overlay
All Stars
by Scouts of on 2018/09/12 12:38
Red Cross picks up the slack between where your neighbors don’t have the capacity and when the government steps in.
Great app
by heraldica on 2018/09/10 23:46
As a trained disaster responder, I am delighted to see so many useful features. This could truly save lives.
Bob H
by Life afford on 2018/09/10 00:50
I live in Florida and depend on these apps for warnings for tornadoes and hurricanes it’s really accurate
News alerts
by XxkittycatxX on 2018/09/08 23:25
I had so many alerts I finally had to delete the app just to get rid of all of the alerts, after ten minutes of deleting I saw no end in sight
Limited Information
by mcruzpr531 on 2018/07/06 19:12
Why don’t shown shelter in Florida.
Informational Hurricane App
by KJV Admirer on 2017/09/29 15:48
This app is very informational and helpful!
September 25 2017’
by Nike eco runner poll on 2017/09/25 15:25
It crashes everytime I get on
Fix the app please
by Ba5hir on 2017/09/19 09:42
The then crashing recently Please fix it soon as possible
Dint work with Irma??
by Lola_2011 on 2017/09/19 06:24
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.
Dojode
by Dojode on 2017/09/18 22:30
The Red Cross gets 91 cents out of every donation. So much for giving it to charity.
Scammers
by RHehshhajxhc on 2017/09/16 15:19
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!
by Emi & Pusheen on 2017/09/16 09:23
It keeps crashing every time I use it! What a ripoff!
ew
by Brvnda on 2017/09/15 03:25
scammers
RedCross = Scam
by 1starSam on 2017/09/14 17:17
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
by Sea2fish on 2017/09/14 15:03
App is not working right at all. Is there another app as this one is outdated
Great resource!!!! Used during hurricane Irma!
by AppAddictNinja on 2017/09/13 21:59
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!!
Puzzled
by Picky CPA on 2017/09/12 16:41
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.).
Horrible
by Wikwak on 2017/09/11 03:08
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❤️
by oceanblue1118 on 2017/09/11 00:32
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
by andhow91 on 2017/09/10 22:02
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
by Ory Cool on 2017/09/10 18:39
Enough of what I need, thanks RedCross *edit; the tracking update is like 2-3 hrs late then actual radar 😩
WARNING! Possibly deadly!
by Cpt_Knobblesworth on 2017/09/10 14:34
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
by ktothehill on 2017/09/10 10:22
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!
by Lukemcva on 2017/09/10 06:48
Love it
Fraudulent
by GshdkshajdmsHdkrnxn on 2017/09/10 03:03
Do not trust these guys. Regarding the app and real life.
Thank you
by letusknow on 2017/09/10 03:01
Keeps us inform
Great app ruined by lack of customization
by Elisande on 2017/09/09 15:30
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
by dadafur on 2017/09/09 14:01
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?
by lostinthot on 2017/09/09 12:43
If you want to stay safe don't use this app. Total crap.
Horrible
by LKarleighC on 2017/09/09 09:46
Sends way too many of the same notifications over and over again. Alerts me for places I deleted.
It's Charming
by Annalyn Chase on 2017/09/09 02:47
It seems like a very charming app that is very useful to keep you and your loved ones safe.
What hurricane tracker??????
by Doug251 on 2017/09/08 18:53
Just took the update and now it does not track hurricanes. You downgraded your app. Real good job. Waste.
Horrible
by Billweb143 on 2017/09/08 01:37
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
by Jayce54321 on 2017/09/08 00:09
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
by sjemmett on 2017/09/06 11:43
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?
by Cjnq on 2017/09/06 01:35
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
by riffraf on 2017/09/05 14:29
It can't be that hard. Other apps do it so now I use the other apps.
What happened?
by Wbpf on 2017/09/05 01:27
I use to like this app. Now it doesn't provide any information. A blank screen.
Tracker map not showing
by ATC Mom on 2017/09/04 23:56
What happened to the hurricane tracker map. Not showing since update.
👎🏼
by jloz on 2017/09/03 03:17
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
by PR -Boricua on 2017/09/02 19:14
Excelentes
500 million built six houses in Haiti
by Memaker on 2017/09/01 20:27
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
by stevebreeze on 2017/09/01 02:44
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)
by MDG29 on 2017/09/01 00:22
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! 😡😡😡😡
Scammers
by LouisianaLady79 on 2017/08/31 13:12
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.
by penskeys on 2017/08/30 11:44
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
by Not enough coins on 2017/08/30 09:23
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
by Sal1mand3r on 2017/08/28 17:57
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
by Gamgam66 on 2017/08/27 18:31
It keeps going off even when the alert is far away. Can't take it
Does not work anymore
by Notsettlinjen on 2017/07/31 14:14
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.
Out of date & worthless
by ReconMarine911 on 2017/04/13 07:23
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???
by mister zed on 2017/04/08 02:40
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.
Excellent
by Velazr00 on 2017/03/27 04:31
Excellent APP and service
Doesn't work
by Kips_art on 2017/03/01 08:55
The hurricane App use to work pretty well, but lately it fails to load alert, and just now the app failed to open under "rate app." Was forced to enter feedback under reviews.
Doesn't work anymore
by Evanspa on 2016/12/07 13:36
The last update has disabled the app for me. The update never finished and I can no longer use the app at all. I can't delete it. I can't open it
Driving me nuts
by BipolarWolf on 2016/10/10 23:42
Constant dinging killing my battery how do I uninstall it wont even post my review
Shame on you Apple
by Caslon Had Dyslexia on 2016/10/10 15:48
This criminal organization shouldn't be on AppStore. For the kind hearted people who are unaware of Red Cross scams during the 2010 hurricane that hit Haiti: Red Cross promised to build 700 new houses in 2010 and in 2015 it was revealed they built only 6. They've had raised 500 million dollars.
Beware tracking not reliable always late
by Gsagm on 2016/10/08 00:54
Tracking always late. Hours late! Very dangerous. Try any other app or just go to NHC site. At this exact moment 20:45 EST Oct 7 the app is showing Matthew close to Palm Coast FL. The hurricane is in fact parallel to FLORIDA / GEORGIA boundary!
Does not work well
by BradQW on 2016/10/08 00:16
This is a terrible app. It pushes alert notices then continues to say it's unable to load alerts and asks me to check my internet connection. My internet connection is fine.
Less than useless
by My iToy on 2016/10/07 03:35
Says no alerts and all' swell in Miami-Dade, as Matthew is looming.
Incredibly useful during hurricane Matthew I was in coastal Carolina
by Fuq this on 2016/10/07 01:38
I couldn't evacuate because I have dogs,cats,fish, and lizards and I can't leave them behind so I rented a huge rv to transport animals but I had no idea where our evacuation route was so I looked on this app and found my local Red Cross shelter
Great app
by Orelvism on 2016/10/04 23:29
Best hurricane tracker app
Does not work consistently
by Kimmer1961 on 2016/10/04 10:30
This would be my "go to" app for following hurricanes if I could trust it to work consistently. Today we have Mathew barreling in our direction. Yesterday I got great info from this app. Today it says "no activity to report".
One of the best hurricane trackers
by Rubyda2 on 2016/10/03 16:26
This App has one of the best hurricane trackers in the App Store in my opinion. A must have if you live in Florida or surrounding areas during storm season.
Important APP!!!!
by Ismaneill on 2016/10/01 13:06
Simple The Best!!!!
Simple and straightforward
by Gaurav Vaidya on 2016/09/11 19:40
Shows you hurricane paths, clouds and windspeeds, and it's easy to figure out when a hurricane is predicted to be at a particular place and at what time.
Safe and useful perfect for a Hurricane app
by Aiden #1.4 on 2016/09/04 21:46
This app has useful details and Keeps up-to date tracking and RED CROSS is the National best System in this World GOOD JOB
No...
by gennypat on 2016/09/03 22:21
It repititevely just keeps sending you the same message over and over again
Used to like this app, but...
by <3TANK<3 on 2016/09/03 00:32
When I first got this app, I really liked it. But every time they do an update on it, I like it less and less. They do alert me every time a storm status is updated, but it&#39;s just a quick and short notification on my screen. When I go to the app to get more details, I can only get the same blurb with the same very limited information. Yes, I like that I can use the Tracker tab to see where the storm is at that moment. But I want to hv more detailed info about the alerts and storm track position updates. I used to be able to get that with the app originally.
Well its good but has issues
by Lilac L on 2016/09/02 16:38
Like being informed but a notice every 10 minutes for a storm that is 2 days away and may not impact us? Come on! Scare tactics from the media are expected but this?
Hurricane by Red Cross
by MKPainter on 2016/09/02 01:20
This is very good at telling what&#39;s coming!!!
Tried
by Msk4391 on 2016/09/01 21:21
Even the review page doesn&#39;t work. Wouldn&#39;t take my nickname and wouldn&#39;t go back to correct. Develop before publishing.
Helpful tool living in Caribbean
by West Philly Babe on 2016/08/24 03:04
Really helpful for tracking hurricanes, their paths, and projections and also for identifying Red Cross shelters in case of emergency. I only don&#39;t like that they don&#39;t put the name of the storm on the tracker. It just says the status. Some features aren&#39;t really super useful on a regular basis, but the tracking feature is nice.
Amazingly Helpful
by Sdegidio on 2016/07/27 21:45
My family is getting a beach house, and I figured this app would be helpful enough. But it was much more then expected. I got free information that could help save my family, my friends, and my life.
MCPO
by Lrhargis on 2016/07/18 23:48
Don&#39;t get it is total crap. It locks up and will not open or update. Tried to delete so I could reinstall, it won&#39;t even let me do that. Down load something else anything else but not this one.
Could be more useless
by Janman12 on 2016/07/16 10:18
Can&#39;t edit alerts, received &#34;ad&#34; for blood donation in &#34;this time of need&#34;, there is NOTHING happening; no natural disaster, no man-made disaster, no storms. Make your own choice, mine thinking of deleting.
This app + ARC Tornado: Worth Having
by TunaFish#5 on 2016/06/21 18:12
Although my county also has a weather event text message alert system that makes the ARC apps a little redundant, I like having these apps. Their biggest downcheck is that they are dependent on having some kind of data access, either cell or wifi. Thus, if you have no data plan, and you&#39;re not presently camped out at home/Starbucks/Panera/etc, well then, you get to be surprised when the tornado blows you &amp; Toto away to Kansas. On the other hand, the apps provide some level of training &amp; prep guidance. Also the built-in on-demand sirens are good for waking the kids up.
Font color horrible
by Bret Huish on 2016/06/12 16:52
The grey color and small size of the alert font is very difficult to read. Text should be black on white NOT grey. Too little contrast. Basic web development 101. Combined with the font size, reading alerts on an iPhone is near impossible. Information and everything else is great but of little use if you can&#39;t read it. Please fix this.
Crashes
by cczep on 2016/06/07 15:22
Crashes shortly after opening. Can&#39;t set it up.
Too many, way too often repetitive
by JamesD71 on 2016/06/07 03:31
Too many, way too often repetitive alerts...becoming a nuisance, it&#39;s ludicrous. Other than that, it&#39;s an average app.
Must have
by Zzzzzz1234567890 on 2016/06/06 22:24
It&#39;s multi functional use, ability to email others who may wish to know, and accuracy is superior to anything on the market
Red Cross Hurricane app
by Sal1mand3r on 2017/08/28 17:57
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 &#34;Location&#34; layer could contain just the locations you specifically want to track. B) The &#34;Person&#34; layer could contain just the people you specifically want to track. C) The &#34;All&#34; 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 &#34;All&#34;. Once in the &#34;All&#34; layer, you could offer sub level tabs for bulletin type. Warnings, Watches, Advisories, ...
Contacts phone number choice MUST be fixed!
by Joanie on 2019/07/09 20:28
Red Cross/ 3 Sided Cube — I&#39;m a beta tester for the Red Cross, and have been telling you this for YEARS: You MUST fix the ability to choose which number from within each Contacts listing is to be called when the &#34;I&#39;m Safe&#34; button is clicked. As it is, the top number on the Contact list is the default — there is no way to select WHICH number for the app to text. Are users to go through their Contacts list and rearrange all the phone numbers to appease the app quirks? Certainly a landline auto-message asking for 25¢ to place a call is not very convenient when the ceiling has fallen in during a natural disaster. Also, what about an option to send an &#34;I&#39;m Safe&#34; email vs. texting?Without these options, the apps are pretty much worthless and do not meet with your mission statement. Your agency was created to SUPPORT those affected by emergencies. These apps are falling short.
Been with Red Cross for many years
by getusedtoit99 on 2018/09/15 19:18
I have saved a life, was taught how to swim, I have taken CPR and First Aid courses I have donated blood, volunteered, and I have seen first hand the unprecedented amount of volunteers that have been there during fires, earthquakes, tornadoes and hurricanes not to mention the wealth of knowledge and skills they put out there to help people learn what to do in a crisis! I have used these apps through many situations including Hurricane Mathew and Irma and did not have any problems whatsoever!!!! As a matter of fact, AT&amp;T and Apple kept us up and running throughout! Thank you to all at the Red Cross for doing the world this outstanding service for so many years and keep up the great work!
Updates need to be quicker!
by DisneyFanDML on 2019/09/02 02:32
When this app is needed the most, it takes too long for the data to be updated. I have been watching the latest hurricane and it takes around 3 hours to update tracking information. The updates come every 6 hours but the app does not get updated as quickly. It should be as easy as changing a few data points since the cones are a standard algorithm.
Not showing correct locations
by MKisha on 2019/10/26 15:10
It has been fine until recently. It’s not updating the current locations of any storms, like it was waaaay off, not even just a little.. Now I’m worried since this has been my most accurate app up until now. The app is up to date, but the tracker is not.
Dint work with Irma??
by Lola_2011 on 2017/09/19 06:24
I literally had Hurricane Irma on top of my island, I dint had electricity so i couldn&#39;t watch the news to see what&#39;s going, I try the app and it doesn&#39;t load whatsoever. I have now Hurricane Maria tomorrow, let&#39;s see if it works from tomorrow onward.
Free And Works
by Florida_2019 on 2019/08/31 20:22
Used this app for several years works great for monitoring the hurricanes we get in Florida. Using it now for Dorian. Thanks to the developers for creating it and its free.
All Stars
by Scouts of on 2018/09/12 12:38
Red Cross picks up the slack between where your neighbors don’t have the capacity and when the government steps in.
News alerts
by XxkittycatxX on 2018/09/08 23:25
I had so many alerts I finally had to delete the app just to get rid of all of the alerts, after ten minutes of deleting I saw no end in sight
Great app
by heraldica on 2018/09/10 23:46
As a trained disaster responder, I am delighted to see so many useful features. This could truly save lives.
Creepy and Intrusive
by FCBrown00 on 2018/10/09 06:56
This app wants to track you at all times. It won’t work if you only want it to find your location while you use it. If you try to add a random location, the app demands to know who you “love” there - name and address. It’s Creepy.
Abuses notifications for donations
by tookmyname on 2018/09/19 16:52
I used this app for several years for tracking storms that affected family members. However, I am removing it because I e just had two interruptions to ask for donations.
So so
by Msn006 on 2018/09/13 10:26
Just spins and says loading Hurricane. Map is cluttered with shelter data making it hard to see track. Should be an overlay
This app needs to stop crying wolf!
by gmfcart on 2019/10/04 02:21
I have been receiving Flood Warnings for Omaha, Douglas County for weeks now. My sister lives there. I call her all alarmed and she tells me “nothing but blue skies”. No flooding here”. I’m getting ready to delete the app.
F THIS!
by Emi & Pusheen on 2017/09/16 09:23
It keeps crashing every time I use it! What a ripoff!
Puzzled
by Picky CPA on 2017/09/12 16:41
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.).
Gen23
by getchagoat on 2019/09/03 13:00
Does not allow you to report any problems with the app to the developer. Says you can increase/decrease monitoring radius on map. NOT TRUE! Beginning to think this is a scam app.
Bob H
by Life afford on 2018/09/10 00:50
I live in Florida and depend on these apps for warnings for tornadoes and hurricanes it’s really accurate
Doesn’t work
by Jazmeelian on 2019/07/30 09:08
I have two tropical storms (projected to arrive as hurricanes) heading my way and yet not a peep out of this app. Even opened it up and it just said, “all is well!”
Fix the app please
by Ba5hir on 2017/09/19 09:42
The then crashing recently Please fix it soon as possible
Chantel storm
by AMYMUELLER177 on 2019/08/22 04:35
I find it quite interesting that you would choose a high school to show. Is this really from the Red Cross?
Informational Hurricane App
by KJV Admirer on 2017/09/29 15:48
This app is very informational and helpful!
Great resource!!!! Used during hurricane Irma!
by AppAddictNinja on 2017/09/13 21:59
This app is an excellent one-stop resource for somebody going through their first hurricane or if they haven&#39;t gone through one for several years and need a quick reference or starting place. It has information for before, during, after, and &#34;Plan Ahead&#34; of a hurricane. Spot on advice about knowing the diff. between watches and warnings, don&#39;t waste time taping windows, and even lists for suggested supplies. If used with Storm Radar and the Weather Channel&#39;s app you&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s opinions on what to expect. Between this app, Storm Radar, and the live feed from the official Weather Channel app hurricane Irma didn&#39;t catch my unprepared and didn&#39;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!!
RedCross = Scam
by 1starSam on 2017/09/14 17:17
Do not support The Red Cross! They are a business first, then a &#34;charity&#34; last! Please do little research before donating to these scammers! Not even half of what is raised goes to victims!
FAILS August 21, 2019
by Ann Kalagon on 2019/08/21 17:42
IT STILL FAILS TO LOAD my ALERTS, entirely. It fails when you get to the third step of adding a person - in this case, anyone where I am in NYC.
Spammed me with notifications...
by EncouragingWinner on 2019/09/04 21:48
Don’t get this. If you do, turn notifications off. They sent me 27 in a min.
Only for America?
by What?! No negative stars! on 2018/09/16 00:44
Can’t have alerts for people I know in other countries?! Really?!
Limited Information
by mcruzpr531 on 2018/07/06 19:12
Why don’t shown shelter in Florida.
Scammers
by RHehshhajxhc on 2017/09/16 15:19
Don&#39;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.
What's Wrong
by Sea2fish on 2017/09/14 15:03
App is not working right at all. Is there another app as this one is outdated
Terrible app
by mduffy-SC on 2018/09/15 14:39
Too busy. Poor interface. NOT USER FRIENDLY.
Dojode
by Dojode on 2017/09/18 22:30
The Red Cross gets 91 cents out of every donation. So much for giving it to charity.
ew
by Brvnda on 2017/09/15 03:25
scammers
Much improved!
by Ray Bass on 2014/10/10 01:15
Excellence is what Red Cross aims for. With these new apps, they have achieved it, and then some. What I write here applies to the apps for Earthquake, Flood, Hurricane, Tornado, and Wildfire. I&#39;m vulnerable to all five. Each of these apps provides information on what to do during the event, right after, then what to do for longer range recovery, and, now that you know it&#39;s important, how to plan ahead for the next one. You can set the app to alert you when one of these events occurs, near your current location and at other locations, where family or friends live. The shelter button will show a map of nearby shelters. If you need driving directions from your current location, press a button, and there they are. Each of these apps is also designed to teach. Each one provides a test covering information relevant to the topic. You can actually learn something! There are other valuable Red Cross apps, on first aid for people and for pets, swimming, donating blood, Red Cross volunteer connections, and shelters open across the entire U.S. with addresses and current status. For those so inclined, these apps are also available in Spanish. Just press a button. Except pet first aid ($1), all of these apps are free, a group of gifts supported by donations of the American people.
Accessibility for screen reader users
by Jebswebs on 2012/08/03 15:49
It appears that this app does work with VoiceOver (VO) on iOS although not all images are coded correctly and are either missing or have unhelpful ALT text. VO screen reader users need to know that they can use a &#34;List&#34; version of Shelters as opposed to the Google map which shows up first in the app. I am thinking that this (Shelters locations) could be the most valuable part of the app. The app is designed as an iPhone app that can be used on iPad, but obviously, the app will only be of use in an emergency if you have some kind of connectivity to cell towers (on iPhone) or WiFi. As such, this should probably not be your only emergency alert device. Any other screen reader users want to jump in, I&#39;d be interested in hearing your comments.
Good info, but too many alerts!
by Paul-1975 on 2013/03/11 15:02
I like the app. I like monitoring multiple area. I like the alerts. I do NOT like the quantity of alerts! My area is presently experiencing some coastal flooding and I get notices 4-5 times per day, every time the notice changes even a little. The problem is that I will start to tune out the application if this continues to be irrelevant to me. If I disable the notifications why even bother having the app? I suggest creating the ability to ignore future updates for a specific event. Not all floodings, but rather all floodings for this specific storm.
Great app!! By a wonderful organization❤️
by oceanblue1118 on 2017/09/11 00:32
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&#39;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!
Great app but some serious flaws
by Kvnb561 on 2012/08/14 14:46
First it drains my battery because location services will not turn of. I have the location symbol on all day. With no power we need to conserve battery. Second in a disaster situation communication is everything, you should be able to talk to other people who are in your proximity. I live in west palm beach and I have lived through five hurricane including Katrina. My neighbors and people around you are key to survival in a real serious situation. When things go bad you rely on the kindness of stranger and any information you can get. So I would really want to see some local chat room or something of that nature. Lastly we need maps and conditions of the gulf coast and Atlantic. The more info on the storm the better. I really hope you include some of this you could save a lot of lives and keep even more informed.
Most recent update failed.......
by I.lovemyboxers on 2015/12/26 15:49
The most recent update failed to actually update the application. It was stuck in a constant loop of &#39;Installing&#39;!! I started the update on the Wednesday before Christmas and get continually was in install mode. I insured it could install in either cellular mode or Wi-Fi mode, but the result was the same. Luckily my son-in-law had the same challenge with a different app six or seven months ago, so it took him about 15 minutes but he was finally able to delete the app completely. I wrote this review in hopes that the authors of the application will read it and understand there are problems that need to be addressed. And even though has been deleted, I really like to be out because I live in a hurricane prone area however I won&#39;t be reinstalling it for fear of being caught in a constant loop again.
This app + ARC Tornado: Worth Having
by TunaFish#5 on 2016/06/21 18:12
Although my county also has a weather event text message alert system that makes the ARC apps a little redundant, I like having these apps. Their biggest downcheck is that they are dependent on having some kind of data access, either cell or wifi. Thus, if you have no data plan, and you&#39;re not presently camped out at home/Starbucks/Panera/etc, well then, you get to be surprised when the tornado blows you &amp; Toto away to Kansas. On the other hand, the apps provide some level of training &amp; prep guidance. Also the built-in on-demand sirens are good for waking the kids up.
Hurricane Preparedness
by Fairfax Va resident on 2012/10/27 01:44
I downloaded this app in preparation for hurricane Sandy and I am impressed! I didn&#39;t realize how much I didn&#39;t know about locating a shelter, best place to get shelter in your home, building an emergency kit or even how to handle contaminated water (you don&#39;t). One would think that after Katrina, we would have gotten educated on how to prepare. I see why so many people may have erred. Knowledge is power and could mean the difference between life and death or extended hours trapped or starving. I am stocks with water, non perishable foods and flashlights (you&#39;re not supposed to use candles). Thank you to the developers of this app!!!
WARNING! Possibly deadly!
by Cpt_Knobblesworth on 2017/09/10 14:34
Downloaded this app to help with tracking Irma and getting more information. But I&#39;ve found that apparently there&#39;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&#39;t, but I didn&#39;t think anything of it because it&#39;s a new app and I didn&#39;t know if it would, but wouldn&#39;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.
Good App
by YDeCwood on 2012/10/29 07:15
Have lived through many hurricanes and you won&#39;t believe how many people don&#39;t know the basics. This app gives the appropriate information needed. To other comments...it IS easy to use unless you are an idiot...it doesn&#39;t make you take a test..it&#39;s there if you want to challenge your knowledge unless you think you know everything! Boring? Like to see how you act if a hurricane is heading directly towards you like I have...probably the one I always have to rescue because you think you know it all. Keep in mind this app is intended for the basic knowledge that is helpful for ANYONE!
General Satisfaction
by SussieLeeMusic on 2012/11/22 20:02
I believe this app has been helpful in keeping us alerted to hurricanes, tropical storms, and tornados that may be affecting ourselves or our families. I was pleases to see the alert warning on &#34;fires&#34; for Thanksgiving Day! There are people who do not use equipment properly due to an array of reasons; literacy, drinking, or lack of general knowledge. I despite others am appreciative for these alerts even if its on &#34;General Safety&#34;. If a deep fryer used with a propane tank explodes, just remember that is a non-liquid gas and can be highly explosive; which if the user is your neighbor could affect you! I rate this app 5 stars!
Flashlight hard to find
by fauxdeux on 2012/12/29 15:00
I think all these Red Cross apps are a great idea, but what I like the most is the flashlight part. And quite frankly you need a flashlight 99% more times than you&#39;ll come across a natural disaster. Every time i need to use the &#34;flashlight&#34; in any of their apps, it takes me at least 10 minutes to figure out how to find it. It should be on the main screen. No, I don&#39;t need one more junky app on my phone so I really don&#39;t want to download just a flashlight app. Plus if you go to the Red Cross app every time you need a light you&#39;ll be more apt to remember you have it when someone is having a heart attack, bleeding etc. thanks.
Really Great Potential """ BUT """
by sOulbAit on 2012/08/24 16:55
Really love this program &#34;BUT&#34; after down sizing it does not disable the location services. You can see the little arrow next to the battery level in the upper right cornor of the iphone. Even after closing the program the arrow still stays on. This runs the battery down. What I had to do is go to my setting and in Location Services, I had to disable this program. I did a test with the new release: I have a 3GS and I know my battery is not brand new and may not work as good as the new 4S models. I charged my battery to 100% last night and started your program. I did not have anything else running durning this test. When I woke up in the morning my battery is usually down to 94% or 95% when I turn it on. This morning when I turned it on it was at 54%. Not very good for an old phone. I will not be able to use this program as if I had it on all day, my battery would be at about 0% by late afternoon. :( Please fix and I would really like to turn on location services again. Thanks for a super program
You want to survive? Get this!
by Fyrftr07 on 2013/06/06 03:10
This is one of the most informative survival information apps available. The price is right too. Tips, testing you knowledge, planning, it&#39;s all there. Including before, during and after information. Pets too, links to other sites for planning and surviving. It was the second notification that came up on my mobile device when a Storm Warning was issued. It&#39;s the only one with all my plans in one place. A great go-to app for personal disaster planing, survival and recover is needed.
Great!
by KATYCAT861 on 2014/07/21 00:38
This is a really great app! It provides alerts and warning as well as safety information. It has a lot of really great features like a flash light, strobe light, and alarm. It also lets you send a message to friends and family letting them know you are safe. The only problem I had was sometimes the stone light wouldn&#39;t turn off. When I would slide the switch it kept going. When I turned it back in it got dimmer but kept going. Closing the app stopped it, though. Overall great app!
Very helpful and awesome
by Kongkinger on 2014/02/25 13:07
If you live in a hurricane infested area this is the app for you!!! It will always keep you safe!!! You will never be warned last minute again!!!(although usually you aren&#39;t warned last minute but just in case) I really hope you get this app it is really fun and helpful if you get this app I know you won&#39;t regret it. This app is epic and fun for kids so they know what to do if they are alone and get a hurricane warning. I really hope you get this app! You will ❤️It!!!!😄😃😀😊😍
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**One of the top 6 hurricane tracking apps - CNN** **Readers’ Pick: Most innovative and useful hurricane app – FastCompany** **One of 5 apps to get you through a natural disaster – Fox News** **Top Apps of the Week (11/3/12) – ABC News** **Top Apps of the Week (10/29/12) - MediaBistro** **Top App of the week (9/2/12) - Appolicious** Be ready for severe weather with Hurricane by american red cross. Monitor conditions in your area or throughout the storm track, prepare your family and home, find help and let others know you are safe – a must have for anyone who lives in an area where a hurricane may strike or has loved ones who do. Ahora disponible en español. Features: • Free and available in English and Spanish. • Step-by-step instructions let you know what to do even before/during/after the storm, even if no data connectivity. • Track the path of a hurricane with our interactive storm tracker displaying where the app has been and where it’s predicted to go. • Monitor, hurricane, flood & tornado-related weather conditions in your area or those of loved-ones with various map layers and location-based notifications for the U.S. and its territories. • Customizable alerting and push notification options. • Easy to view alert feed with the ability to remove alerts. • Let friends know you are okay with the customizable “I’m Safe” alert for Facebook, Twitter, email and text. • Find open Red Cross shelters in your area when you need help. • Stay safe when the lights are out with the Hurricane Toolkit, including a strobe light, flashlight and audible alert functions. • Prepare for the worst by learning how to assemble an emergency kit for your family in the event of power outage or evacuation. • Empower your family to stay safe and remain calm in an emergency by learning how to make and practice an emergency plan. • Earn badges that you can share with your friends and show off your hurricane knowledge with interactive quizzes. • See an illustrated history of hurricanes in your area. • Learn the difference between a hurricane warning and watch. • Know how to what to do about food and drinking water when your area has been impacted by floods and power outages.
Not showing correct locations
by MKisha on 2019/10/26 15:10
It has been fine until recently. It’s not updating the current locations of any storms, like it was waaaay off, not even just a little.. Now I’m worried since this has been my most accurate app up until now. The app is up to date, but the tracker is not.
This app needs to stop crying wolf!
by gmfcart on 2019/10/04 02:21
I have been receiving Flood Warnings for Omaha, Douglas County for weeks now. My sister lives there. I call her all alarmed and she tells me “nothing but blue skies”. No flooding here”. I’m getting ready to delete the app.
Spammed me with notifications...
by EncouragingWinner on 2019/09/04 21:48
Don’t get this. If you do, turn notifications off. They sent me 27 in a min.
Gen23
by getchagoat on 2019/09/03 13:00
Does not allow you to report any problems with the app to the developer. Says you can increase/decrease monitoring radius on map. NOT TRUE! Beginning to think this is a scam app.
Updates need to be quicker!
by DisneyFanDML on 2019/09/02 02:32
When this app is needed the most, it takes too long for the data to be updated. I have been watching the latest hurricane and it takes around 3 hours to update tracking information. The updates come every 6 hours but the app does not get updated as quickly. It should be as easy as changing a few data points since the cones are a standard algorithm.
Free And Works
by Florida_2019 on 2019/08/31 20:22
Used this app for several years works great for monitoring the hurricanes we get in Florida. Using it now for Dorian. Thanks to the developers for creating it and its free.
Excelente
by beberamrive on 2019/08/28 19:15
👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👏🏼
Chantel storm
by AMYMUELLER177 on 2019/08/22 04:35
I find it quite interesting that you would choose a high school to show. Is this really from the Red Cross?
FAILS August 21, 2019
by Ann Kalagon on 2019/08/21 17:42
IT STILL FAILS TO LOAD my ALERTS, entirely. It fails when you get to the third step of adding a person - in this case, anyone where I am in NYC.
Doesn’t work
by Jazmeelian on 2019/07/30 09:08
I have two tropical storms (projected to arrive as hurricanes) heading my way and yet not a peep out of this app. Even opened it up and it just said, “all is well!”
Contacts phone number choice MUST be fixed!
by Joanie on 2019/07/09 20:28
Red Cross/ 3 Sided Cube — I&#39;m a beta tester for the Red Cross, and have been telling you this for YEARS: You MUST fix the ability to choose which number from within each Contacts listing is to be called when the &#34;I&#39;m Safe&#34; button is clicked. As it is, the top number on the Contact list is the default — there is no way to select WHICH number for the app to text. Are users to go through their Contacts list and rearrange all the phone numbers to appease the app quirks? Certainly a landline auto-message asking for 25¢ to place a call is not very convenient when the ceiling has fallen in during a natural disaster. Also, what about an option to send an &#34;I&#39;m Safe&#34; email vs. texting?Without these options, the apps are pretty much worthless and do not meet with your mission statement. Your agency was created to SUPPORT those affected by emergencies. These apps are falling short.
Creepy and Intrusive
by FCBrown00 on 2018/10/09 06:56
This app wants to track you at all times. It won’t work if you only want it to find your location while you use it. If you try to add a random location, the app demands to know who you “love” there - name and address. It’s Creepy.
Abuses notifications for donations
by tookmyname on 2018/09/19 16:52
I used this app for several years for tracking storms that affected family members. However, I am removing it because I e just had two interruptions to ask for donations.
Only for America?
by What?! No negative stars! on 2018/09/16 00:44
Can’t have alerts for people I know in other countries?! Really?!
Didn’t receive alerts for my zip code
by Jayneleo24 on 2018/09/15 21:21
I received alerts for my sisters’ and daughter’s location that I entered, but did not receive any alerts from my area. Zip code 28625 was entered and it said it was tracking it, but I didn’t receive one alert for my city in the 3 days that I used the app. It is helpful for the zip codes it actually tracks and alerts, but I did not help me at all. Disappointed.
Been with Red Cross for many years
by getusedtoit99 on 2018/09/15 19:18
I have saved a life, was taught how to swim, I have taken CPR and First Aid courses I have donated blood, volunteered, and I have seen first hand the unprecedented amount of volunteers that have been there during fires, earthquakes, tornadoes and hurricanes not to mention the wealth of knowledge and skills they put out there to help people learn what to do in a crisis! I have used these apps through many situations including Hurricane Mathew and Irma and did not have any problems whatsoever!!!! As a matter of fact, AT&amp;T and Apple kept us up and running throughout! Thank you to all at the Red Cross for doing the world this outstanding service for so many years and keep up the great work!
Terrible app
by mduffy-SC on 2018/09/15 14:39
Too busy. Poor interface. NOT USER FRIENDLY.
So so
by Msn006 on 2018/09/13 10:26
Just spins and says loading Hurricane. Map is cluttered with shelter data making it hard to see track. Should be an overlay
All Stars
by Scouts of on 2018/09/12 12:38
Red Cross picks up the slack between where your neighbors don’t have the capacity and when the government steps in.
Great app
by heraldica on 2018/09/10 23:46
As a trained disaster responder, I am delighted to see so many useful features. This could truly save lives.
Bob H
by Life afford on 2018/09/10 00:50
I live in Florida and depend on these apps for warnings for tornadoes and hurricanes it’s really accurate
News alerts
by XxkittycatxX on 2018/09/08 23:25
I had so many alerts I finally had to delete the app just to get rid of all of the alerts, after ten minutes of deleting I saw no end in sight
Limited Information
by mcruzpr531 on 2018/07/06 19:12
Why don’t shown shelter in Florida.
Informational Hurricane App
by KJV Admirer on 2017/09/29 15:48
This app is very informational and helpful!
September 25 2017’
by Nike eco runner poll on 2017/09/25 15:25
It crashes everytime I get on
Fix the app please
by Ba5hir on 2017/09/19 09:42
The then crashing recently Please fix it soon as possible
Dint work with Irma??
by Lola_2011 on 2017/09/19 06:24
I literally had Hurricane Irma on top of my island, I dint had electricity so i couldn&#39;t watch the news to see what&#39;s going, I try the app and it doesn&#39;t load whatsoever. I have now Hurricane Maria tomorrow, let&#39;s see if it works from tomorrow onward.
Dojode
by Dojode on 2017/09/18 22:30
The Red Cross gets 91 cents out of every donation. So much for giving it to charity.
Scammers
by RHehshhajxhc on 2017/09/16 15:19
Don&#39;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!
by Emi & Pusheen on 2017/09/16 09:23
It keeps crashing every time I use it! What a ripoff!
ew
by Brvnda on 2017/09/15 03:25
scammers
RedCross = Scam
by 1starSam on 2017/09/14 17:17
Do not support The Red Cross! They are a business first, then a &#34;charity&#34; last! Please do little research before donating to these scammers! Not even half of what is raised goes to victims!
What's Wrong
by Sea2fish on 2017/09/14 15:03
App is not working right at all. Is there another app as this one is outdated
Great resource!!!! Used during hurricane Irma!
by AppAddictNinja on 2017/09/13 21:59
This app is an excellent one-stop resource for somebody going through their first hurricane or if they haven&#39;t gone through one for several years and need a quick reference or starting place. It has information for before, during, after, and &#34;Plan Ahead&#34; of a hurricane. Spot on advice about knowing the diff. between watches and warnings, don&#39;t waste time taping windows, and even lists for suggested supplies. If used with Storm Radar and the Weather Channel&#39;s app you&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s opinions on what to expect. Between this app, Storm Radar, and the live feed from the official Weather Channel app hurricane Irma didn&#39;t catch my unprepared and didn&#39;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!!
Puzzled
by Picky CPA on 2017/09/12 16:41
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.).
Horrible
by Wikwak on 2017/09/11 03:08
Doesn&#39;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&#39;s not a hurricane in sight. Pass this app by.
Great app!! By a wonderful organization❤️
by oceanblue1118 on 2017/09/11 00:32
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&#39;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
by andhow91 on 2017/09/10 22:02
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
by Ory Cool on 2017/09/10 18:39
Enough of what I need, thanks RedCross *edit; the tracking update is like 2-3 hrs late then actual radar 😩
WARNING! Possibly deadly!
by Cpt_Knobblesworth on 2017/09/10 14:34
Downloaded this app to help with tracking Irma and getting more information. But I&#39;ve found that apparently there&#39;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&#39;t, but I didn&#39;t think anything of it because it&#39;s a new app and I didn&#39;t know if it would, but wouldn&#39;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
by ktothehill on 2017/09/10 10:22
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!
by Lukemcva on 2017/09/10 06:48
Love it
Fraudulent
by GshdkshajdmsHdkrnxn on 2017/09/10 03:03
Do not trust these guys. Regarding the app and real life.
Thank you
by letusknow on 2017/09/10 03:01
Keeps us inform
Great app ruined by lack of customization
by Elisande on 2017/09/09 15:30
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
by dadafur on 2017/09/09 14:01
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?
by lostinthot on 2017/09/09 12:43
If you want to stay safe don&#39;t use this app. Total crap.
Horrible
by LKarleighC on 2017/09/09 09:46
Sends way too many of the same notifications over and over again. Alerts me for places I deleted.
It's Charming
by Annalyn Chase on 2017/09/09 02:47
It seems like a very charming app that is very useful to keep you and your loved ones safe.
What hurricane tracker??????
by Doug251 on 2017/09/08 18:53
Just took the update and now it does not track hurricanes. You downgraded your app. Real good job. Waste.
Horrible
by Billweb143 on 2017/09/08 01:37
Doesn&#39;t even track hurricanes. Only good for finding shelters and preparing. For &#34;Live&#34; info about any storms find another app because this one doesn&#39;t do jack!
Poor updates
by Jayce54321 on 2017/09/08 00:09
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&#39;m deleting the app. It is a waste of memory.
Two problems
by sjemmett on 2017/09/06 11:43
The iPad version does not show any hurricane, tropical depression tracks, whereas the iPhone app does. The &#34;contact us&#34; pages allows for typing and adding a photo but NO way to send the request!!
Hurricane Tracker?
by Cjnq on 2017/09/06 01:35
It used to track hurricanes nicely a few years ago. Now, The &#34;Tracker&#34; always defaults its &#34;Layer&#34; to shelter locations, never to tracking a storm. Latest version on my iPad stopped tracking anything but shelters. Prior version, With Harvey&#39;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&#39;s a category 5 headed somewhere near south Florida. Dunno, can&#39;t see it in this app anymore. Poor quality control on the data, poor quality on the iPad.
Innacurate storm tracking
by riffraf on 2017/09/05 14:29
It can&#39;t be that hard. Other apps do it so now I use the other apps.
What happened?
by Wbpf on 2017/09/05 01:27
I use to like this app. Now it doesn&#39;t provide any information. A blank screen.
Tracker map not showing
by ATC Mom on 2017/09/04 23:56
What happened to the hurricane tracker map. Not showing since update.
👎🏼
by jloz on 2017/09/03 03:17
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
by PR -Boricua on 2017/09/02 19:14
Excelentes
500 million built six houses in Haiti
by Memaker on 2017/09/01 20:27
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&#39;s vacation, and little else. Don&#39;t let those who profit off misery take your dollar!!!
Not much point
by stevebreeze on 2017/09/01 02:44
This used to show storm information. Now they changed it I can&#39;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)
by MDG29 on 2017/09/01 00:22
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&#39;s pocket, and not someone who needs it either! 😡😡😡😡
Scammers
by LouisianaLady79 on 2017/08/31 13:12
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.
by penskeys on 2017/08/30 11:44
Shows Harvey still off shore though it&#39;s made landfall again. This is not accurate enough for those in danger. Other features are very helpful and informative.
Not working
by Not enough coins on 2017/08/30 09:23
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
by Sal1mand3r on 2017/08/28 17:57
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 &#34;Location&#34; layer could contain just the locations you specifically want to track. B) The &#34;Person&#34; layer could contain just the people you specifically want to track. C) The &#34;All&#34; 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 &#34;All&#34;. Once in the &#34;All&#34; layer, you could offer sub level tabs for bulletin type. Warnings, Watches, Advisories, ...
Stupid keeps going off
by Gamgam66 on 2017/08/27 18:31
It keeps going off even when the alert is far away. Can&#39;t take it
Does not work anymore
by Notsettlinjen on 2017/07/31 14:14
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.
Out of date & worthless
by ReconMarine911 on 2017/04/13 07:23
The preparedness information is out of date and this app does nothing. It&#39;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???
by mister zed on 2017/04/08 02:40
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.
Excellent
by Velazr00 on 2017/03/27 04:31
Excellent APP and service
Doesn't work
by Kips_art on 2017/03/01 08:55
The hurricane App use to work pretty well, but lately it fails to load alert, and just now the app failed to open under &#34;rate app.&#34; Was forced to enter feedback under reviews.
Doesn't work anymore
by Evanspa on 2016/12/07 13:36
The last update has disabled the app for me. The update never finished and I can no longer use the app at all. I can&#39;t delete it. I can&#39;t open it
Driving me nuts
by BipolarWolf on 2016/10/10 23:42
Constant dinging killing my battery how do I uninstall it wont even post my review
Shame on you Apple
by Caslon Had Dyslexia on 2016/10/10 15:48
This criminal organization shouldn&#39;t be on AppStore. For the kind hearted people who are unaware of Red Cross scams during the 2010 hurricane that hit Haiti: Red Cross promised to build 700 new houses in 2010 and in 2015 it was revealed they built only 6. They&#39;ve had raised 500 million dollars.
Beware tracking not reliable always late
by Gsagm on 2016/10/08 00:54
Tracking always late. Hours late! Very dangerous. Try any other app or just go to NHC site. At this exact moment 20:45 EST Oct 7 the app is showing Matthew close to Palm Coast FL. The hurricane is in fact parallel to FLORIDA / GEORGIA boundary!
Does not work well
by BradQW on 2016/10/08 00:16
This is a terrible app. It pushes alert notices then continues to say it&#39;s unable to load alerts and asks me to check my internet connection. My internet connection is fine.
Less than useless
by My iToy on 2016/10/07 03:35
Says no alerts and all&#39; swell in Miami-Dade, as Matthew is looming.
Incredibly useful during hurricane Matthew I was in coastal Carolina
by Fuq this on 2016/10/07 01:38
I couldn&#39;t evacuate because I have dogs,cats,fish, and lizards and I can&#39;t leave them behind so I rented a huge rv to transport animals but I had no idea where our evacuation route was so I looked on this app and found my local Red Cross shelter
Great app
by Orelvism on 2016/10/04 23:29
Best hurricane tracker app
Does not work consistently
by Kimmer1961 on 2016/10/04 10:30
This would be my &#34;go to&#34; app for following hurricanes if I could trust it to work consistently. Today we have Mathew barreling in our direction. Yesterday I got great info from this app. Today it says &#34;no activity to report&#34;.
One of the best hurricane trackers
by Rubyda2 on 2016/10/03 16:26
This App has one of the best hurricane trackers in the App Store in my opinion. A must have if you live in Florida or surrounding areas during storm season.
Important APP!!!!
by Ismaneill on 2016/10/01 13:06
Simple The Best!!!!
Simple and straightforward
by Gaurav Vaidya on 2016/09/11 19:40
Shows you hurricane paths, clouds and windspeeds, and it&#39;s easy to figure out when a hurricane is predicted to be at a particular place and at what time.
Safe and useful perfect for a Hurricane app
by Aiden #1.4 on 2016/09/04 21:46
This app has useful details and Keeps up-to date tracking and RED CROSS is the National best System in this World GOOD JOB
No...
by gennypat on 2016/09/03 22:21
It repititevely just keeps sending you the same message over and over again
Used to like this app, but...
by <3TANK<3 on 2016/09/03 00:32
When I first got this app, I really liked it. But every time they do an update on it, I like it less and less. They do alert me every time a storm status is updated, but it&#39;s just a quick and short notification on my screen. When I go to the app to get more details, I can only get the same blurb with the same very limited information. Yes, I like that I can use the Tracker tab to see where the storm is at that moment. But I want to hv more detailed info about the alerts and storm track position updates. I used to be able to get that with the app originally.
Well its good but has issues
by Lilac L on 2016/09/02 16:38
Like being informed but a notice every 10 minutes for a storm that is 2 days away and may not impact us? Come on! Scare tactics from the media are expected but this?
Hurricane by Red Cross
by MKPainter on 2016/09/02 01:20
This is very good at telling what&#39;s coming!!!
Tried
by Msk4391 on 2016/09/01 21:21
Even the review page doesn&#39;t work. Wouldn&#39;t take my nickname and wouldn&#39;t go back to correct. Develop before publishing.
Helpful tool living in Caribbean
by West Philly Babe on 2016/08/24 03:04
Really helpful for tracking hurricanes, their paths, and projections and also for identifying Red Cross shelters in case of emergency. I only don&#39;t like that they don&#39;t put the name of the storm on the tracker. It just says the status. Some features aren&#39;t really super useful on a regular basis, but the tracking feature is nice.
Amazingly Helpful
by Sdegidio on 2016/07/27 21:45
My family is getting a beach house, and I figured this app would be helpful enough. But it was much more then expected. I got free information that could help save my family, my friends, and my life.
MCPO
by Lrhargis on 2016/07/18 23:48
Don&#39;t get it is total crap. It locks up and will not open or update. Tried to delete so I could reinstall, it won&#39;t even let me do that. Down load something else anything else but not this one.
Could be more useless
by Janman12 on 2016/07/16 10:18
Can&#39;t edit alerts, received &#34;ad&#34; for blood donation in &#34;this time of need&#34;, there is NOTHING happening; no natural disaster, no man-made disaster, no storms. Make your own choice, mine thinking of deleting.
This app + ARC Tornado: Worth Having
by TunaFish#5 on 2016/06/21 18:12
Although my county also has a weather event text message alert system that makes the ARC apps a little redundant, I like having these apps. Their biggest downcheck is that they are dependent on having some kind of data access, either cell or wifi. Thus, if you have no data plan, and you&#39;re not presently camped out at home/Starbucks/Panera/etc, well then, you get to be surprised when the tornado blows you &amp; Toto away to Kansas. On the other hand, the apps provide some level of training &amp; prep guidance. Also the built-in on-demand sirens are good for waking the kids up.
Font color horrible
by Bret Huish on 2016/06/12 16:52
The grey color and small size of the alert font is very difficult to read. Text should be black on white NOT grey. Too little contrast. Basic web development 101. Combined with the font size, reading alerts on an iPhone is near impossible. Information and everything else is great but of little use if you can&#39;t read it. Please fix this.
Crashes
by cczep on 2016/06/07 15:22
Crashes shortly after opening. Can&#39;t set it up.
Too many, way too often repetitive
by JamesD71 on 2016/06/07 03:31
Too many, way too often repetitive alerts...becoming a nuisance, it&#39;s ludicrous. Other than that, it&#39;s an average app.
Must have
by Zzzzzz1234567890 on 2016/06/06 22:24
It&#39;s multi functional use, ability to email others who may wish to know, and accuracy is superior to anything on the market
Red Cross Hurricane app
by Sal1mand3r on 2017/08/28 17:57
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 &#34;Location&#34; layer could contain just the locations you specifically want to track. B) The &#34;Person&#34; layer could contain just the people you specifically want to track. C) The &#34;All&#34; 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 &#34;All&#34;. Once in the &#34;All&#34; layer, you could offer sub level tabs for bulletin type. Warnings, Watches, Advisories, ...
Contacts phone number choice MUST be fixed!
by Joanie on 2019/07/09 20:28
Red Cross/ 3 Sided Cube — I&#39;m a beta tester for the Red Cross, and have been telling you this for YEARS: You MUST fix the ability to choose which number from within each Contacts listing is to be called when the &#34;I&#39;m Safe&#34; button is clicked. As it is, the top number on the Contact list is the default — there is no way to select WHICH number for the app to text. Are users to go through their Contacts list and rearrange all the phone numbers to appease the app quirks? Certainly a landline auto-message asking for 25¢ to place a call is not very convenient when the ceiling has fallen in during a natural disaster. Also, what about an option to send an &#34;I&#39;m Safe&#34; email vs. texting?Without these options, the apps are pretty much worthless and do not meet with your mission statement. Your agency was created to SUPPORT those affected by emergencies. These apps are falling short.
Been with Red Cross for many years
by getusedtoit99 on 2018/09/15 19:18
I have saved a life, was taught how to swim, I have taken CPR and First Aid courses I have donated blood, volunteered, and I have seen first hand the unprecedented amount of volunteers that have been there during fires, earthquakes, tornadoes and hurricanes not to mention the wealth of knowledge and skills they put out there to help people learn what to do in a crisis! I have used these apps through many situations including Hurricane Mathew and Irma and did not have any problems whatsoever!!!! As a matter of fact, AT&amp;T and Apple kept us up and running throughout! Thank you to all at the Red Cross for doing the world this outstanding service for so many years and keep up the great work!
Updates need to be quicker!
by DisneyFanDML on 2019/09/02 02:32
When this app is needed the most, it takes too long for the data to be updated. I have been watching the latest hurricane and it takes around 3 hours to update tracking information. The updates come every 6 hours but the app does not get updated as quickly. It should be as easy as changing a few data points since the cones are a standard algorithm.
Not showing correct locations
by MKisha on 2019/10/26 15:10
It has been fine until recently. It’s not updating the current locations of any storms, like it was waaaay off, not even just a little.. Now I’m worried since this has been my most accurate app up until now. The app is up to date, but the tracker is not.
Dint work with Irma??
by Lola_2011 on 2017/09/19 06:24
I literally had Hurricane Irma on top of my island, I dint had electricity so i couldn&#39;t watch the news to see what&#39;s going, I try the app and it doesn&#39;t load whatsoever. I have now Hurricane Maria tomorrow, let&#39;s see if it works from tomorrow onward.
Free And Works
by Florida_2019 on 2019/08/31 20:22
Used this app for several years works great for monitoring the hurricanes we get in Florida. Using it now for Dorian. Thanks to the developers for creating it and its free.
All Stars
by Scouts of on 2018/09/12 12:38
Red Cross picks up the slack between where your neighbors don’t have the capacity and when the government steps in.
News alerts
by XxkittycatxX on 2018/09/08 23:25
I had so many alerts I finally had to delete the app just to get rid of all of the alerts, after ten minutes of deleting I saw no end in sight
Great app
by heraldica on 2018/09/10 23:46
As a trained disaster responder, I am delighted to see so many useful features. This could truly save lives.
Creepy and Intrusive
by FCBrown00 on 2018/10/09 06:56
This app wants to track you at all times. It won’t work if you only want it to find your location while you use it. If you try to add a random location, the app demands to know who you “love” there - name and address. It’s Creepy.
Abuses notifications for donations
by tookmyname on 2018/09/19 16:52
I used this app for several years for tracking storms that affected family members. However, I am removing it because I e just had two interruptions to ask for donations.
So so
by Msn006 on 2018/09/13 10:26
Just spins and says loading Hurricane. Map is cluttered with shelter data making it hard to see track. Should be an overlay
This app needs to stop crying wolf!
by gmfcart on 2019/10/04 02:21
I have been receiving Flood Warnings for Omaha, Douglas County for weeks now. My sister lives there. I call her all alarmed and she tells me “nothing but blue skies”. No flooding here”. I’m getting ready to delete the app.
F THIS!
by Emi & Pusheen on 2017/09/16 09:23
It keeps crashing every time I use it! What a ripoff!
Puzzled
by Picky CPA on 2017/09/12 16:41
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.).
Gen23
by getchagoat on 2019/09/03 13:00
Does not allow you to report any problems with the app to the developer. Says you can increase/decrease monitoring radius on map. NOT TRUE! Beginning to think this is a scam app.
Bob H
by Life afford on 2018/09/10 00:50
I live in Florida and depend on these apps for warnings for tornadoes and hurricanes it’s really accurate
Doesn’t work
by Jazmeelian on 2019/07/30 09:08
I have two tropical storms (projected to arrive as hurricanes) heading my way and yet not a peep out of this app. Even opened it up and it just said, “all is well!”
Fix the app please
by Ba5hir on 2017/09/19 09:42
The then crashing recently Please fix it soon as possible
Chantel storm
by AMYMUELLER177 on 2019/08/22 04:35
I find it quite interesting that you would choose a high school to show. Is this really from the Red Cross?
Informational Hurricane App
by KJV Admirer on 2017/09/29 15:48
This app is very informational and helpful!
Great resource!!!! Used during hurricane Irma!
by AppAddictNinja on 2017/09/13 21:59
This app is an excellent one-stop resource for somebody going through their first hurricane or if they haven&#39;t gone through one for several years and need a quick reference or starting place. It has information for before, during, after, and &#34;Plan Ahead&#34; of a hurricane. Spot on advice about knowing the diff. between watches and warnings, don&#39;t waste time taping windows, and even lists for suggested supplies. If used with Storm Radar and the Weather Channel&#39;s app you&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s opinions on what to expect. Between this app, Storm Radar, and the live feed from the official Weather Channel app hurricane Irma didn&#39;t catch my unprepared and didn&#39;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!!
RedCross = Scam
by 1starSam on 2017/09/14 17:17
Do not support The Red Cross! They are a business first, then a &#34;charity&#34; last! Please do little research before donating to these scammers! Not even half of what is raised goes to victims!
FAILS August 21, 2019
by Ann Kalagon on 2019/08/21 17:42
IT STILL FAILS TO LOAD my ALERTS, entirely. It fails when you get to the third step of adding a person - in this case, anyone where I am in NYC.
Spammed me with notifications...
by EncouragingWinner on 2019/09/04 21:48
Don’t get this. If you do, turn notifications off. They sent me 27 in a min.
Only for America?
by What?! No negative stars! on 2018/09/16 00:44
Can’t have alerts for people I know in other countries?! Really?!
Limited Information
by mcruzpr531 on 2018/07/06 19:12
Why don’t shown shelter in Florida.
Scammers
by RHehshhajxhc on 2017/09/16 15:19
Don&#39;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.
What's Wrong
by Sea2fish on 2017/09/14 15:03
App is not working right at all. Is there another app as this one is outdated
Terrible app
by mduffy-SC on 2018/09/15 14:39
Too busy. Poor interface. NOT USER FRIENDLY.
Dojode
by Dojode on 2017/09/18 22:30
The Red Cross gets 91 cents out of every donation. So much for giving it to charity.
ew
by Brvnda on 2017/09/15 03:25
scammers
Much improved!
by Ray Bass on 2014/10/10 01:15
Excellence is what Red Cross aims for. With these new apps, they have achieved it, and then some. What I write here applies to the apps for Earthquake, Flood, Hurricane, Tornado, and Wildfire. I&#39;m vulnerable to all five. Each of these apps provides information on what to do during the event, right after, then what to do for longer range recovery, and, now that you know it&#39;s important, how to plan ahead for the next one. You can set the app to alert you when one of these events occurs, near your current location and at other locations, where family or friends live. The shelter button will show a map of nearby shelters. If you need driving directions from your current location, press a button, and there they are. Each of these apps is also designed to teach. Each one provides a test covering information relevant to the topic. You can actually learn something! There are other valuable Red Cross apps, on first aid for people and for pets, swimming, donating blood, Red Cross volunteer connections, and shelters open across the entire U.S. with addresses and current status. For those so inclined, these apps are also available in Spanish. Just press a button. Except pet first aid ($1), all of these apps are free, a group of gifts supported by donations of the American people.
Accessibility for screen reader users
by Jebswebs on 2012/08/03 15:49
It appears that this app does work with VoiceOver (VO) on iOS although not all images are coded correctly and are either missing or have unhelpful ALT text. VO screen reader users need to know that they can use a &#34;List&#34; version of Shelters as opposed to the Google map which shows up first in the app. I am thinking that this (Shelters locations) could be the most valuable part of the app. The app is designed as an iPhone app that can be used on iPad, but obviously, the app will only be of use in an emergency if you have some kind of connectivity to cell towers (on iPhone) or WiFi. As such, this should probably not be your only emergency alert device. Any other screen reader users want to jump in, I&#39;d be interested in hearing your comments.
Good info, but too many alerts!
by Paul-1975 on 2013/03/11 15:02
I like the app. I like monitoring multiple area. I like the alerts. I do NOT like the quantity of alerts! My area is presently experiencing some coastal flooding and I get notices 4-5 times per day, every time the notice changes even a little. The problem is that I will start to tune out the application if this continues to be irrelevant to me. If I disable the notifications why even bother having the app? I suggest creating the ability to ignore future updates for a specific event. Not all floodings, but rather all floodings for this specific storm.
Great app!! By a wonderful organization❤️
by oceanblue1118 on 2017/09/11 00:32
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&#39;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!
Great app but some serious flaws
by Kvnb561 on 2012/08/14 14:46
First it drains my battery because location services will not turn of. I have the location symbol on all day. With no power we need to conserve battery. Second in a disaster situation communication is everything, you should be able to talk to other people who are in your proximity. I live in west palm beach and I have lived through five hurricane including Katrina. My neighbors and people around you are key to survival in a real serious situation. When things go bad you rely on the kindness of stranger and any information you can get. So I would really want to see some local chat room or something of that nature. Lastly we need maps and conditions of the gulf coast and Atlantic. The more info on the storm the better. I really hope you include some of this you could save a lot of lives and keep even more informed.
Most recent update failed.......
by I.lovemyboxers on 2015/12/26 15:49
The most recent update failed to actually update the application. It was stuck in a constant loop of &#39;Installing&#39;!! I started the update on the Wednesday before Christmas and get continually was in install mode. I insured it could install in either cellular mode or Wi-Fi mode, but the result was the same. Luckily my son-in-law had the same challenge with a different app six or seven months ago, so it took him about 15 minutes but he was finally able to delete the app completely. I wrote this review in hopes that the authors of the application will read it and understand there are problems that need to be addressed. And even though has been deleted, I really like to be out because I live in a hurricane prone area however I won&#39;t be reinstalling it for fear of being caught in a constant loop again.
This app + ARC Tornado: Worth Having
by TunaFish#5 on 2016/06/21 18:12
Although my county also has a weather event text message alert system that makes the ARC apps a little redundant, I like having these apps. Their biggest downcheck is that they are dependent on having some kind of data access, either cell or wifi. Thus, if you have no data plan, and you&#39;re not presently camped out at home/Starbucks/Panera/etc, well then, you get to be surprised when the tornado blows you &amp; Toto away to Kansas. On the other hand, the apps provide some level of training &amp; prep guidance. Also the built-in on-demand sirens are good for waking the kids up.
Hurricane Preparedness
by Fairfax Va resident on 2012/10/27 01:44
I downloaded this app in preparation for hurricane Sandy and I am impressed! I didn&#39;t realize how much I didn&#39;t know about locating a shelter, best place to get shelter in your home, building an emergency kit or even how to handle contaminated water (you don&#39;t). One would think that after Katrina, we would have gotten educated on how to prepare. I see why so many people may have erred. Knowledge is power and could mean the difference between life and death or extended hours trapped or starving. I am stocks with water, non perishable foods and flashlights (you&#39;re not supposed to use candles). Thank you to the developers of this app!!!
WARNING! Possibly deadly!
by Cpt_Knobblesworth on 2017/09/10 14:34
Downloaded this app to help with tracking Irma and getting more information. But I&#39;ve found that apparently there&#39;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&#39;t, but I didn&#39;t think anything of it because it&#39;s a new app and I didn&#39;t know if it would, but wouldn&#39;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.
Good App
by YDeCwood on 2012/10/29 07:15
Have lived through many hurricanes and you won&#39;t believe how many people don&#39;t know the basics. This app gives the appropriate information needed. To other comments...it IS easy to use unless you are an idiot...it doesn&#39;t make you take a test..it&#39;s there if you want to challenge your knowledge unless you think you know everything! Boring? Like to see how you act if a hurricane is heading directly towards you like I have...probably the one I always have to rescue because you think you know it all. Keep in mind this app is intended for the basic knowledge that is helpful for ANYONE!
General Satisfaction
by SussieLeeMusic on 2012/11/22 20:02
I believe this app has been helpful in keeping us alerted to hurricanes, tropical storms, and tornados that may be affecting ourselves or our families. I was pleases to see the alert warning on &#34;fires&#34; for Thanksgiving Day! There are people who do not use equipment properly due to an array of reasons; literacy, drinking, or lack of general knowledge. I despite others am appreciative for these alerts even if its on &#34;General Safety&#34;. If a deep fryer used with a propane tank explodes, just remember that is a non-liquid gas and can be highly explosive; which if the user is your neighbor could affect you! I rate this app 5 stars!
Flashlight hard to find
by fauxdeux on 2012/12/29 15:00
I think all these Red Cross apps are a great idea, but what I like the most is the flashlight part. And quite frankly you need a flashlight 99% more times than you&#39;ll come across a natural disaster. Every time i need to use the &#34;flashlight&#34; in any of their apps, it takes me at least 10 minutes to figure out how to find it. It should be on the main screen. No, I don&#39;t need one more junky app on my phone so I really don&#39;t want to download just a flashlight app. Plus if you go to the Red Cross app every time you need a light you&#39;ll be more apt to remember you have it when someone is having a heart attack, bleeding etc. thanks.
Really Great Potential """ BUT """
by sOulbAit on 2012/08/24 16:55
Really love this program &#34;BUT&#34; after down sizing it does not disable the location services. You can see the little arrow next to the battery level in the upper right cornor of the iphone. Even after closing the program the arrow still stays on. This runs the battery down. What I had to do is go to my setting and in Location Services, I had to disable this program. I did a test with the new release: I have a 3GS and I know my battery is not brand new and may not work as good as the new 4S models. I charged my battery to 100% last night and started your program. I did not have anything else running durning this test. When I woke up in the morning my battery is usually down to 94% or 95% when I turn it on. This morning when I turned it on it was at 54%. Not very good for an old phone. I will not be able to use this program as if I had it on all day, my battery would be at about 0% by late afternoon. :( Please fix and I would really like to turn on location services again. Thanks for a super program
You want to survive? Get this!
by Fyrftr07 on 2013/06/06 03:10
This is one of the most informative survival information apps available. The price is right too. Tips, testing you knowledge, planning, it&#39;s all there. Including before, during and after information. Pets too, links to other sites for planning and surviving. It was the second notification that came up on my mobile device when a Storm Warning was issued. It&#39;s the only one with all my plans in one place. A great go-to app for personal disaster planing, survival and recover is needed.
Great!
by KATYCAT861 on 2014/07/21 00:38
This is a really great app! It provides alerts and warning as well as safety information. It has a lot of really great features like a flash light, strobe light, and alarm. It also lets you send a message to friends and family letting them know you are safe. The only problem I had was sometimes the stone light wouldn&#39;t turn off. When I would slide the switch it kept going. When I turned it back in it got dimmer but kept going. Closing the app stopped it, though. Overall great app!
Very helpful and awesome
by Kongkinger on 2014/02/25 13:07
If you live in a hurricane infested area this is the app for you!!! It will always keep you safe!!! You will never be warned last minute again!!!(although usually you aren&#39;t warned last minute but just in case) I really hope you get this app it is really fun and helpful if you get this app I know you won&#39;t regret it. This app is epic and fun for kids so they know what to do if they are alone and get a hurricane warning. I really hope you get this app! You will ❤️It!!!!😄😃😀😊😍
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