Disaster Alert (Pacific Disaster Center's World Disaster Alerts)
By Pacific Disaster Center
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Disaster Alert (by Pacific Disaster Center) is a free download providing mobile access to multi-hazard monitoring of and early warning for “Active Hazards” around the globe. Additional information and reports about hazards can be viewed and shared.
“Active Hazards” are compiled from verified and authoritative sources, and are part of a collection of recent incidents that have been designated as “potentially hazardous to people, property, or assets” by Pacific Disaster Center via the DisasterAWARE™ application.
Global events: Hurricane/Tropical Cyclone, Drought, Earthquake, Tsunami, Volcano.
Major events: Floods, Marine, Storms, Manmade, Wildfires.
Hawaii Only: National Weather Service High Surf, High Wind, Flood.
Other hazards will be added over time.
Application features include:
√ View Active Hazards on an interactive map or in the Alert list
√ Push notifications option
√ Choose background map
√ Overlay additional maps such as population density, global clouds, etc.
√ Get "more info" (and situational reports) for most Active Hazards
√ Receive automatic updates every five minutes
√ NEW* (v3.0+) Subscription option for limiting notifications based on location and severity
Compatible with iPhone, iPad, iTouch (iOS 6.1+)
What's New in Version 3.20
- New iOS 7 styled user interface
- Improved formatting of Area Briefs
- Various bug fixes
- Simplified sharing notification subscriptions between devices.
This service is provided by multiple government agencies that we pay taxes to support. Now they want to charge us $10 PER YEAR for information that our taxes already pay for!?! This would be a lot for a one time charge, but every year? This is bad enough for working folks, but for those on fixed incomes it's totally ridiculous! If you don't pay the ransom, then you will be bombarded with information from the far corners of the earth and cannot limit it to that which affects your area.
The mission statement states that the purpose of the app is to help people to prepare for times of emergency. So stop charging a ransom to make it efficient for us to use it.
I have friends and family all over the world. This app lets me see what is going on in their area, so I can offer assistance to them, or just check in to make sure they are ok. From earthquakes in China to Typhoons heading for Taiwan, the app is full of up to the minute information and also links you further to treasure troves of information and details if desired. Great Job!!!
Informative & Timely
I love this app. Even though I do not live in a disaster-prone area, I have family & friends that do. This app gives timely and accurate info on all type of natural disasters and keeps me aware of just how much activity there is around the globe! I don't liv in a perfect bubble after all! Thanks!
- Category: News
- Updated: Jun 09, 2014
- Version: 3.20
- Size: 11.7 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Disaster Alert Network LLC
- © 2010 Pacific Disaster Center
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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