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Storm Shield: Get severe weather alerts for ANY type of phone

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Posted at 10:48 AM, Sep 29, 2015
and last updated 2017-11-05 12:41:53-05

For severe weather alerts to your smartphone or home phone, Storm Shield Alerts has you covered.

Named one of the best in the nation, Storm Shield is available on iTunesAndroid, and via phone call to your home phone line with a phone call from RTV6's meteorologist.

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. 

Storm Shield: 'I never thought that an app could save my life'

Time recently named Storm Shield one of the best apps to use during bad weather. Verizon Wireless also named it one of the best apps for turning a smart phone into a weather radio.

Sign up for Storm Shield Phone Call Alerts