That's what weather alert (SAME) radios are for. We have 3 in the house. Nevertheless, I would love an App that could do the weather alert by county function...the problem being the weather alert philosophy is to warn, therefore the app has to be running all the time...there aren't any provisions for an App for the D* boxes to do that. I agree that a good wx radar app (with motion) should be provided. They can add graphics to indicate alerts (it's done on line all the time). The one thing they can't do is associate any of the app's functions with public safety. They wouldn't work until invoked...that's not safety, it's a recipe for disaster. Living in a high frequency and intensity storm area, there is no substitute for a fully functional SAME weather alert radio with battery backup built in, like the Midland models. Wally World sells them for $30.00, and I've seen them on close out at end of season for $15.00. I bought two of them that very day. I will say that I used both the forecast and radar app by yauws far more often than I did my computer....until the storms were getting close. Then, for safety purposes, we needed full motion doppler radar, updated by the minute or at least every 5 minutes, which our local nws shifts to when severe storms are active.