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Storm Shield keeps families ahead of bad weather

Posted at 2:56 PM, May 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-23 11:25:21-04

Schools are going back into session and it’s a busy time for families. Parents get caught up in managing hectic schedules filled with car pools, homework, lessons, sports and more. Every member of the family has someplace to go and usually those places are scattered around town.

Weather doesn’t usually rank as a high priority among the list of worries with coming and going — unless conditions get bad quickly.

Conditions change quickly and parents may not always be able to get to their children in time to let them know that they may need an umbrella at the bus stop or to check and see if they are under cover in severe weather.

As more families stay connected through smartphones, parents can use Storm Shield Alerts make sure everyone stays aware of changing weather conditions, even if they can’t get to a phone right away.

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 our 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. 

Sign up for Storm Shield Phone Call Alerts