Storm Shield app keeps viewers alert to severe weather

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The 41 Action Weather Storm Shield is a life-saving app that acts like an NOAA Emergency Weather Radio on your iPhone or Android phone. You will receive critical alerts via voice and push notification regarding major, potentially life-threatening weather events.
 
Your Android or iPhone will "wake up" with alerts wherever you are.
 
The app provides the following features:
 
More Precise Alerts - Storm Shield provides more accurate alerts than those offered by typical consumer alerting services. Most of these services will alert you to severe weather if you are in a county only partially covered by a watch or warning, even if you are not actually directly within the watch/warning. Storm Shield ensures you receive an alert only if your device or saved locations fall inside a watch/warning box
 
Follow Me - The app will alert you if you are in an area when a relevant watch or warning is issued, no matter where you are in the United States.
 
Friends and Family - You can save up to five locations in addition to your current position. This will help you make sure your friends and family in other locations are safe as well.
 
Battery Management - You can control how much accuracy you want the application to use for your location and thus impact the battery management.
 
Audio - Storm Shield provides audio alerts in the form of beeps followed by a brief description of the alert type. The audio could wake you in the middle of the night, or give you information you need when you can't stop to look at the phone. Furthermore, you can listen to the alerts and forecasts for your area at any time.
 
To download the app, search Storm Shield in the App store or click this link . If you're reading this on your mobile device or tablet, copy and paste http://bit.ly/Storm_Shield into your browser for the iPhone app, or http://bit.ly/StrmShldAndrd for the Android app.
 
And there's another way you can stay on top of incoming storms.
 
Sign up for email alerts from KSHB.com when severe weather watches and warnings are issued by the National Weather Service. All you do is pick the county or counties you want be notified about and when an alert is issued, you'll get an email in your inbox. Sign up at http://bit.ly/KSHB_Alerts .


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