ABC15 offers first-of-its-kind severe weather app Storm Shield for iPhone, Android

PHOENIX - The ABC15 Forecasters are here to keep you ahead of the storm with a first-of-its kind severe weather app designed to keep you safe and prepare you for extreme weather.

The ABC15 Storm Shield acts like an Emergency Weather Radio on your iPhone or Android. You receive critical alerts via voice and push notification regarding major weather events. 

Your phone will "wake up" with alerts wherever you are.

Here are the features:

More Accurate and Precise Weather 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.

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.

Live Video - Storm Shield streams live video from ABC15 News during severe weather situations to keep you up to date.

Interactive - Storm Shield offers live interactive radar, current temperatures and an extended forecast in addition to severe weather alerts.

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.

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 in the Google Play store.

There's also another way you can stay on top of incoming storms.

Sign up for newsletter alerts from ABC15.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.

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