(WXYZ) - As Tropical Storm Isaac sets its sights on the United States, we have a way for you to receive alerts that could affect your friends and family who might be impacted.
The WXYZ Storm Shield is a life-saving app that acts like a NOAA Emergency Weather Radio on your iPhone. You will receive critical alerts via voice and push notification regarding major weather events.
Your 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Don't forget about the other great weather apps from WXYZ.com.
You can also download our Interactive Weather Center app for iPhone and iPad.
Search WXYZ in the iTunes store for all WXYZ.com news and weather apps.
And there's another way you can stay on top of incoming storms.
Sign up for newsletter alerts from WXYZ.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.