Disaster Alert is a free, mobile app that provides individuals, families, and their loved ones with the information they need to stay safe anywhere in the world. Built on PDC’s DisasterAWARE® platform, Disaster Alert™ offers near real-time updates about 18 different types of active hazards as they are unfolding around the globe.
With Disaster Alert, you can customize early warning alerts, view situational analysis reports, and access modeled hazard impacts for select hazards in a single, easy-to-use map interface. Disaster Alert’s continuous stream of new information is automatically derived from only scientifically verified sources. When no official source is available, alerts are updated manually, presenting a small lag in time.
Hazard updates provided with Disaster Alert include only active hazards. “Active Hazards” are part of a collection of recent incidents that have been designated as potentially hazardous to people, property, or assets by PDC.
Global events (Automated): Hurricanes (tropical cyclones / typhoons), earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanos, floods, wildfires. Also included for the U.S. only are tornados and winter storms.
Other Major events (Manual): Marine hazards, storms, droughts, and manmade incidents.Also included for Hawaii only are high surf advisories, high winds, and flash floods.
*Additional hazards will be included as new sources and algorithms are identified and verified.
NEW IN VERSION 4
*NEW: Free, customizable hazard alerts based on location and severity, with automatic updates as each new advisory is released
*NEW: Animated Layers (rainfall, clouds, winds, more…)
*NEW: Layers for tropical storm tracks and 20 other various incidents (including smaller earthquakes, etc.)
*NEW: Improved navigation and user experience, including user preferences for look and feel
*NEW: Support for select international languages (other languages are added over time)
OTHER KEY FEATURES
Interactive map interface displaying 18 different types of active hazards
Situational analysis reports including modeled impact analyses for select hazards
Customizable background maps
Map overlays with population densities, global cloud coverage, and more.
-The ability to navigate the map and view hazards can now be done in offline mode without an internet or data connection.
– Minor bug fixes and stability enhancements were also released such as issues with saving preferences, viewing legends, and more.