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Tracking Sandy live online: Canceled events, missed flights, videos and maps

gigaom.com
As the East Coast is bracing for the arrival of hurricane Sandy, the tech world is starting to focus on the essentials: Google, Facebook and others cancel their New York events, and a plethora of resources are popping up online that can be used to track the progress of the...
Tracking Sandy live online: Canceled events, missed flights, videos and maps
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Keeping Up with Sandy on Twitter

Wireless Emergency Alert system goes live this month, delivers location-based SMS warnings

www.engadget.com
Last we heard of the federal government's Wireless Emergency Alert system, only Sprint had signed on to deliver the SMS warnings. Now, with the secured participation of all four major carriers and smaller regional operators, that gratis service is set to go live this month, covering nearly 97 percent...
Wireless Emergency Alert system goes live this month, delivers location-based SMS warnings

Tornadoes in America: The Oklahoma Disaster in Context

www.theatlantic.com
Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee A massive and powerful tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma this afternoon, causing widespread destruction, including at least 51 deaths. It's the deadliest tornado since 2011, and one of the worst in the last 20 years. Moore has a deep and tragic tornado legacy. The town could probably...
Tornadoes in America: The Oklahoma Disaster in Context

FEMA and National Weather Service launch Wireless Emergency Alert System

www.engadget.com
While it's a little later than expected, the free SMS emergency notification system has now gone live. Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) messages will be delivered to cell towers in affected areas, which will then broadcast them to all compatible devices in their range. While the system is looking to...
FEMA and National Weather Service launch Wireless Emergency Alert System
100 million apps later, The Weather Network launches My Friends Weather

UW scientists crowdsourcing atmospheric data from smartphones to improve weather forecasts

www.geekwire.com
Meteorologists may become better at their jobs thanks to your smartphone. Atmospheric scientists at the University of Washington are collecting data from people using PressureNet, a free app that works on certain Android devices. Pressure sensors installed on those devices can estimate the phone’s elevation and location, but scientists can also...
UW scientists crowdsourcing atmospheric data from smartphones to improve weather forecasts
National Weather Service will begin sending out texts to warn of oncoming severe weather
Hurricane Sandy is no match for New York City's tech startups

RT @topix_nashville: Nashville flooding 'only to get worse': The National Weather Service has issued a new severe thunderstorm warning ... http://bit.ly/b5la9y

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RT @topix_nashville: Nashville flooding 'only to get worse': The National Weather Service has issued a new severe thunderstorm warning ... http://bit.ly/b5la9y

Hurricane Sandy and Twitter as a self-cleaning oven for news

gigaom.com
By now, most people have gotten used to the idea that Twitter becomes a kind of real-time newswire during events like Hurricane Sandy: a never-ending stream of news reports and photos, thanks in part to services like Instagram, and for some people at least a crucial lifeline of information during...
Hurricane Sandy and Twitter as a self-cleaning oven for news

What blizzard? New emergency alert system for mobile phones misses the mark

www.geekwire.com
When the National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for the Cascades on Sunday afternoon, a lot of Seattle-area smartphone owners received an alert that was long on drama and short on details. The alerts came in various shapes and forms but were confusing to people who looked out the...
What blizzard? New emergency alert system for mobile phones misses the mark

Freak summer storm hits New York

www.guardian.co.uk
A severe storm hit the north-east United States, with NYC experiencing quarter-sized hail, strong winds and heavy rainIt has been a year of weather extremes. New York City finally got a taste on Wednesday when, after sweltering 100-degree temperatures earlier in the day, a dramatic storm broke directly over Manhattan....
Freak summer storm hits New York

American Red Cross Launches Tornado App

www.fastcompany.com
The American Red Cross' new geospecific iOS and Android app emits a siren from a user's phone whenever a local tornado warning is issued. In the latest in emergency services offerings for mobile devices, the American Red Cross is launching a geotargeted Tornado App for Android and iOS. The...
American Red Cross Launches Tornado App
National Weather Service to send 'severe weather' warnings directly to smartphones

The Weather Channel Launches "My Friends' Weather," A Social Media Storm Alert System

www.fastcompany.com
News updates all day from Fast Company.For the past several decades, we've learned of impending severe weather from a cranky buzz that interrupts our television or radio programming. The Weather Channel now wants to turn that into metaphorical buzz on social networks. Its Weather.com website, which gets more unique visitors...
The Weather Channel Launches "My Friends' Weather," A Social Media Storm Alert System
Severe weather warnings to be sent directly to smartphones
US meteorologists can now tell exactly what's falling from the sky thanks to radar upgrade

Mississippi River Faces Shipping Closure as Water Levels Drop

www.theatlantic.com
Navigation has become treacherous as the worst US drought in half a century brings water levels close to record lows The Mississippi as seen from Ed Drager's tug boat is a river in retreat: a giant beached barge is stranded where thewater dropped, with sand bars springing into view. The...
Mississippi River Faces Shipping Closure as Water Levels Drop
Get ready, emergency alerts are coming to your cellphone
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Report: AT&T to start system for blocking stolen devices July 10

9to5mac.com
So, someone stole your AT&T iPhone—now what? Well, AT&T plans to début a new system July 10 for blocking any stolen device. According to The Verge, which cited a trusted source, the system will block access to voice, data, and SMS should a smartphone or tablet be swiped. The...
Report: AT&T to start system for blocking stolen devices July 10
National Weather Service will begin sending out texts to warn of oncoming severe weather
Why European forecasters saw Sandy's path first

National Weather Service alerts headed to smartphones

news.cnet.com
Live in an area prone to tornadoes, flash floods, hurricanes, extreme wind, ice storms, and the like? Your smartphone can't change the extreme weather, but it can alert you to it. [Read more]...
National Weather Service alerts headed to smartphones
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