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5 Severe Weather Apps To Keep You in the Know

We’ve seen the devastating news about the tornadoes in Moore, OK. The people in Moore received warning of the severe weather approximately 15 minutes before the tornado struck.  We live in tornado alley, just outside of Dallas.  We have four kids and two dogs and have gone thru the motions to prepare for severe weather many times. It takes time to get to shelter so knowing as soon as possible of possible severe weather is key.

One of the best ways to stay in the know about the weather in your location is an app.  Having an app on your phone that can alert you of dangerous conditions, can help keep you and your family safe.

Below are 5 severe weather apps. Each app has it’s own features, pick and choose and find one that works best for you.

  • Severe Weather Apps 1 of 6
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    When severe weather is your area, keep in the know with these 5 severe weather apps.

  • Red Cross Tornado Warning App 2 of 6
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    The Red Cross Tornado Warning app serves multiple functions.  This app will teach you how to prepare your family in the event of a weather emergency.  It will also alert you of dangerous weather in your area, even if your app is closed.

    DOWNLOAD - FREE
    From your mobile phone, call "**REDCROSS" (**73327677) and the Red Cross will send you a link to download the app to your phone.

    Read: Red Cross Tornado Warning App Review

  • WeatherBug App 3 of 6
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    WeatherBug is a great year-round app.  With interactive maps, visual forecasts, live weather cams and severe weather alerts, WeatherBug has your weather needs covered all in one app.  WeatherBug is free - with ads, or $2.99 without. 

    DOWNLOAD - FREE

  • Weather Channel App 4 of 6
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    From the Weather channel, is backed by the power of over 200 meterologist touting the most accurate weather information possible.  With true-point technology, the Weather Channel app will give you accurate forecast withing 1.5 miles.

    DOWNLOAD - FREE

  • Yahoo! Weather App 5 of 6
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    The Yahoo! Weather app features fabulous photos that match our location, time of day and current weather condition.  It offers detailed weather information and forecasts as well as interactive radar - plus sunrise/sunset times.

    DOWNLOAD - FREE

  • Storm Shield App 6 of 6
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    Get serious about weather updates with the Storm Shield app. This app not only alerts you to severe weather in your area, it acts as a emergency weather radio. 

    DOWNLOAD - $4.99

Do You Use a Severe Weather App? If So, Which One?

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