Storm Shield is a life-saving app that is like a NOAA Emergency Weather Radio on your smartphone. Get storm-based alerts for life-threatening weather events like tornado, hurricane, flood, thunderstorms and more via voice and push notification. You control which alerts you want to receive!
STORM-BASED VS. COUNTY-BASED ALERTS
Storm-based alerts are more precise than county-based alerts other services use. You've likely seen these county-based alerts on TV, where select counties are highlighted in the corner of your TV screen.
Storm Shield is more personalized than that. With storm-based alerts, you will be alerted if your current or saved locations fall inside a National Weather Service watch or warning box.
HOW ALERTS WORK
As an example, the National Weather Service issues a polygon for a Severe Thunderstorm Warning. This only affects people in the path of the dangerous part of the storm. If your location is inside the orange polygon, you would receive a Severe Thunderstorm Warning from Storm Shield.
Conversely, county-based alerts issued result in people at one end of a county receiving alerts for weather that will not impact them. If your location is just outside the polygon (even though you may be in the storm and the county), you would not receive a warning from Storm Shield.
FOLLOW ME: Get alerts no matter where you are in the United States when a relevant watch or warning is issued.
BATTERY LIFE: Storm Shield is designed to make a negligible impact on your battery. The app uses Apple's Location Services, which can be turned on/off. You can throttle up or down Storm Shield's Location Tracking to balance between location accuracy and battery life.
FRIENDS AND FAMILY: Save up to FIVE additional locations to make sure friends and family at home, work, or out of state stay safe.
AUDIO: Get audio alerts (beeps followed by a brief description of the alert) that could wake you in the middle of the night, or give you information when you can't stop to look at the phone.
LIVE VIDEO AND LOCAL INFO: Watch live video streams where available from select Scripps markets. Storm Shield is made possible by Scripps local television stations and newspapers. If you live in a Scripps market, your app will be customized with additional local news and information to keep you ahead of the storm. Use your partner code (if provided), or search for your city or zip code, to activate local weather information in Scripps markets.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"Storm Shield is like having a sophisticated weather radio on your iPhone."
- The Unofficial Apple Weblog
Storm Shield is one of seven iOS apps to protect you from Mother Nature's wrath.
"During the roughest part of the storm I was constantly getting push messages to my iPhone and iPad... Thanks for developing this amazing app!"
- Joe C.
"I love this app because it finds your location... GREAT APP! Someone did what was needed, well worth the small price of it!"
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