The Emergency App has been rebuilt to improve how it delivers timely, accurate information to help protect you and your loved ones. The recent updates make it more accessible for users, particularly for people with disabilities.

The American Red Cross has rebuilt its all-inclusive Emergency App to improve how it delivers timely, accurate information to help protect you and your loved ones. The app is available in English and Spanish with a new and easy-to-find language toggle.

This app lets you customize 40 different weather alerts, so you can be ready when something is happening in your area. You can monitor five locations plus your current location, and also override your phones ‘Do Not Disturb’ feature for alerts that you set as critical.

You can receive full weather alerts in Spanish as well as English and easily find open Red Cross shelters with our interactive map and track conditions with six different weather overlays.

The app guides you step-by-step through actionable training modules to prepare for risks most common where you live and provides a dynamic to-do list so you know exactly what actions to take. And because climate change is causing more extreme weather events than ever before, the updated app shows how climate change has impacted each hazard and ways you can better prepare to protect yourself and your loved ones.

WHAT’S NEW Originally launched in 2015, the recent updates to the Emergency app make it accessible for people with disabilities who rely on screen readers to use the app.

THE EMERGENCY APP also features:

  • Preloaded content so users can access guidance from Red Cross experts even without mobile connectivity
  • Detailed home fire prevention and safety tips
  • Planning feature to help families prepare for what to do and where to go if a disaster strikes
  • An “I’m Safe” feature that helps people connect with loved ones

To make sure you’re ready for the unexpected, download the free Red Cross Emergency app today. Compatible with Apple Watch and Android wearable devices, search “American Red Cross” in app stores or go to

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit or, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.