Stay Safe For Spring Weather Emergencies

American Red Cross is known for saving lives and bringing a helping hand to those in need. For over 65 years, March has been dedicated as National Red Cross Month by the President of the United States.

It’s always best to stay prepared in case an emergency may occur. As the spring season approaches, weather can unpredictable. Thunderstorms, floods, and tornadoes can develop at any point and depending on the severity, may cause extreme damage. The NextRadio app is here to help you during these time of crisis, here are some of the safety features we bring.  

NextRadio Was Developed With Emergency Radio Broadcast Availability

If your current emergency plan relies on electricity or cell signal dependent, you may need an additional option. American Red Cross recommends listening to the radio during for updates on spring weather emergencies such as tornadoes, thunder storms, floods and power outages.  

If your Android device has an activated FM Chip, then you're able to listen to important emergency alerts from local FM radio via your smartphone. NextRadio uses considerably less data and battery life compared to streaming apps, so it will not drain your battery during this time of crisis. Most importantly, you can use the NextRadio app if landlines, Wi-Fi or cell service is down. 

NextRadio Will Help Keep You Informed During Weather Emergencies

One of NextRadio's features we're most proud of is our ability to provide ALERT FM messages to NextRadio users during man-made or natural disasters. NextRadio works to keep you informed even when the power is out or cellular service is down.

Please read through the steps below to ensure that you have NextRadio emergency alerts set up correctly for zip codes important to you.



Step 1: Go to your NextRadio App settings and click Emergency Alerts

Step 2: Toggle on Emergency Alerts

Step 3: Enter zip codes for locations you want to be alerted about

Step 4: Exit the settings 

If you don’t have the NextRadio App, download now and make sure to set up emergency alerts before an emergency strikes.


Don’t get caught unprepared. Download the app before an emergency strikes. National Red Cross Month encourages everyone to “uncover your inner hero” and help save lives. Tell your family and friends about the safety features of NextRadio to keep your loved ones prepared. Stay safe!

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