Citizen App Is Keeping People Weather Aware

Now more than ever, people rely on apps for news, weather and sports. However, when it comes to keeping safe within our communities, we need something that gives us information quickly. Meet the Citizen App. The app provides users real-time alerts as well as 911 information. The goal is to keep users safe and aware of what is happening in their communities. Starting now, the Citizen App will also provide weather alerts.

Today, Citizen announced that it has partnered with the National Weather Service (NWS) to deliver severe weather alerts to Citizen users in real-time. Citizen App users can now receive alerts for incoming storms that could cause property damage and other dangerous conditions. Citizen is the only app that will provide alerts from NOAA radar and Citizen users. Citizen is available as a free download in the App Store and Google Play Market.

Citizen heard from users how weather-related alerts are necessary for today’s busy lives. So, they went to work, and Citizen discovered that they can quickly get information out to users. After all, when a tornado is touching down, there is little time to get your family to safety.

Citizen App users can expect to receive alerts in real-time for all types of severe weather, including severe thunderstorms, flooding, dust storms and tornadoes. Citizen can target only the users who are in the warning area. Meaning if there is a severe thunderstorm two counties away, you will not get the alert.

The alerts will provide the most updated information, including any actions that users need to take immediately. A live radar will be embedded in the notification showing the storm’s location. Users within the storm area will have an option to share their weather video on the app.

Citizen hopes they will help make communities safer by getting information to them promptly. Citizen saw how their app could help save lives during Hurricane Ida. Before life-threatening heavy rains moved into New York, Citizen users received an alert before the Wireless Emergency Alert hit mobile devices. App users get more information than there is a severe storm in their area. They receive weather information, where the hardest hit areas are, travel information and more. Visit this page for related information.

 

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