Use the FEMA App to Take Charge of Your Disaster Recovery

Release Date:
February 10, 2024

The FEMA app allows you to receive real-time weather alerts, locate emergency shelters in your area, prepare for common hazards, and track your disaster assistance application.

Getting started


Learn how to prepare for common hazards quickly and easily. The FEMA App can help you learn basic preparedness strategies like how to create a family emergency communication plan, what to pack in your emergency kit, and what to do immediately after a disaster. 


Knowing when and how to protect yourself, your loved ones and your property during a disaster can make all the difference.  With the FEMA App, you can receive real-time weather and emergency alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five locations nationwide.  It can also help you find a nearby shelter if you need to evacuate to a safe space.


The FEMA App gives you the tools you need to recover after a disaster. Find out if your location is eligible for FEMA assistance, find Disaster Recovery Center locations, and get answers to your most pressing questions.  Instantly connect with FEMA’s disaster resources so you find the help that you need when you need it most. 

How to Download the App:

The FEMA app is available for both Android and iOS.  You can download the FEMA app on Google Play and on the Apple App Store.  

You can also download the app via text messaging. On an Android device, text  ANDROID to  43362 (4FEMA); On an Apple Device, text  APPLE  to  43362 (4FEMA).

For more information on West Virginia’s disaster recovery, visit, West Virginia Emergency Management Division Facebook page, and

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