FEMA Mobile App
Starting July 21, 2023, temporarily fewer weather alerts will be sent through the FEMA app due to technical limitations with a change in the weather alert data sources we use. Warnings of local hazards and severe and life-threatening weather conditions will continue to be sent through the app, but weather alerts and advisories may not be delivered. Rest assured, FEMA is working as quickly as possible to get you the alerts you expect.
Stay informed by enabling Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) on your mobile device, signing up for alerts at your local emergency management office and also following your local National Weather Service Office on social media.
Please contact us at FEMA-App@fema.dhs.gov with any questions.
The FEMA app allows you to receive real-time weather alerts, locate emergency shelters in your area, prepare for common hazards, and more.
Download the FEMA application
Taking charge of disasters
The FEMA app is your personalized disaster resource, so you feel empowered and ready to take charge of any disaster life throws your way.
PLAN: Learn how to prepare for common hazards quickly and easily.
Whether you’re experienced or just getting started, the FEMA app can help you learn basic preparedness strategies, such as how to create a family emergency communication plan, what to pack in your emergency kit, and what to do immediately after a disaster.
PROTECT: Knowing when and how to protect yourself, your loved ones and your property during a disaster can make all the difference.
With the FEMA app, you can receive real-time weather and emergency alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five locations nationwide. It can also help you find a nearby shelter if you need to evacuate to a safe space.
RECOVER: The FEMA application gives you the tools you need to recover after a disaster.
Find out if your location is eligible for FEMA assistance, find Disaster Recovery Center locations, and get answers to your most pressing questions. Instantly connect with FEMA disaster resources so you can find the help you need when you need it most.
INCLUSIVE DESIGN: An app for everyone.
The FEMA app supports screen reader technology (Voice Over/TalkBack). The app follows federal accessibility requirements and also includes inclusive design principles such as consistent user interfaces, plain language, and ALT text descriptions. To ensure the best screen reader experience, we recommend using iOS 11.0 and later and Android 5.0 and later.
“FEMA is committed to providing families with the tools and information they need to keep themselves and their loved ones safe from disasters. By advancing our mobile app technology, we are better helping communities plan, protect themselves and recover from disasters through clear, effective and identifiable methods. communication.”
—FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell
How can I download the FEMA application?
You can also download the app via text messages. On an Android device, send text messages ANDROID to 43362 (4FEMA); On an Apple device, send text messages APPLE to 43362 (4FEMA).
Is the FEMA app free to download?
Yes, the FEMA app can be used and downloaded for free. Please note that if you download the app via text message, standard message and data rates apply.
How can I change my primary location in the app?
You can update your primary location in the FEMA application as follows:
- Open Settings and select Your main location.
- Delete your old location.
- Enter your new primary location and select it.
- Tap the Back arrow or Close button to save your new home location.
FEMA Text Messages
FEMA text messages help people find disaster-related information with the touch of a button.
- Fast, reliable and available 24/7
- Free to use (data and message rates may apply)
If you use text messaging, standard message and data rates apply.
Use FEMA text messages to find up to three emergency shelters or FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers nearby.
Text/SMS short code 43362 currently only works within the continental US and with common mobile carriers in Puerto Rico and Guam.
Find open disaster recovery centers in your area
You can obtain information about disaster recovery resources in person at a Disaster Recovery Center.
To find Disaster Recovery Center locations near you, send a text message Democratic Republic of Congo and you Postal Code to 43362 (e.g. Democratic Republic of the Congo 12345).
You can use our Democratic Republic of the Congo Locator at any time to search for a location near you.
To sign up and receive general information on how to prepare for any type of disaster, send a text message PREPARE to 43362.
To subscribe to disaster-specific safety tips, text one of the following keywords to 43362:
If you want to subscribe to more than one list, please submit a separate text for each topic.