Storm Shield: Get severe weather alerts for ANY type of phone
41 Action News Staff
3:06 PM, Jun 22, 2016
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, or phone call alerts to your home phone. You will receive critical alerts via voice and push notification regarding major, potentially life-threatening weather events.
For severe weather alerts to your smartphone or home phone, Storm Shield Alerts has you covered.
Storm Shield App provides storm-based alerts for tornado, hurricane, flood, thunderstorm, winter storm seasons and other life-threatening events through voice and push notifications.
Storm Shield Phone Call Alerts provides storm-based alerts for tornado warnings and severe thunderstorm warnings to your home phone or old flip phone.
"Storm-based or polygon alerts help reduce false alarms by alerting you to sever weather based on your exact location within a county," according to Storm Shield's developers. "Most other apps and source still use county-based alerts (meaning you'd get an alert even if your location in the county is not within the threatened area)."
Storm Shield is a product of The E.W. Scripps Company and has a meteorologist providing extra weather coverage through online videos, articles and social media.
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 .