FREE Emergency App & Weather Alerts

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Stay safe during emergencies with expert tips & useful tools.

Help Keep Your Loved Ones Safe. Climate change is causing more extreme weather events. We built the FREE Emergency app to help you prepare. It is simple to use and lets you customize 40 different weather alerts with fast notifications. It provides step-by-step guides to help you prepare and explains how climate change has impacted each hazard. You can easily find open Red Cross shelters with an interactive map. Choose to use the app in English or Spanish with an easy-to-find language toggle, and full weather alerts in both Spanish and English. The Emergency app is accessible so people with disabilities can use it. Compatible with Apple Watch and Android Wearable devices.

Or text: “GETEMERGENCY” to 90999

Extreme Heat Safety Social Media Toolkit

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For the first time in FEMA history, the agency’s Ready Campaign announced its #SummerReady” campaign to help promote preparedness and resilience against extreme heat events throughout the Summer.

The announcement includes the launch of FEMA’s official #SummerReady website, which provides extreme heat safety tips for individuals, as well as the Extreme Heat Safety Social Media Toolkit, which provides helpful information and graphics for media and other stakeholders.

The #SummerReady campaign seeks to help mitigate extreme heat risks by reaching targeted populations and boosting awareness of the impacts of extreme heat, while highlighting straightforward steps individuals and families can take to prepare. These FEMA resources can be used to communicate these risks to residents and to mitigate the impacts of extreme heat events in your local community.

Click here to access the toolkit.

Severe Weather Monitoring

Given the risk for severe storms, forecasters are advising the public to pay attention to weather details as the day progresses and sign up for weather alerts.

  • Monitor the weather through the U.S. National Weather Service:
  • Monitor road conditions via the Maryland Department of Transportation 511 and CHARTWeb:
  • Monitor power outages through the MdReady installable app and website: