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Apps & Websites

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 Oct 2018 7:02 AM GMT

Hurricane Hound

Hurricane Hound is a tracking app that works on a Google Maps background. It shows the tracks and forecasts of active hurricanes and tropical storms. This app also highlights the areas that the National Weather Service (NWS) is watching for all the possible developments. It covers the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific Basins as well as renders access to NWS forecast information, including tropical outlooks and discussions, public advisories, forecasts, and satellite imagery.

The toolbar present on the left side of the interface allows the users to toggle on or off each of the storm, radar, and weather satellite layers. It requires Android 2.3 and upper versions to be functional.

WINDY App: wind forecast & marine weather

WINDY app helps in informing about wind, waves and helps a great deal to the surfers, kitesurfers, windsurfers and sailors and also to those who want to go cycling, fishing, paragliding, etc. Some of its features are:

Wind report, forecast, and statistics: accurate wind compass, wind map, wind speed meter, wind gusts and wind directions. It's very useful for extreme wind sports.

Weather history (archive) for 2012-2017: view wind data, temperature (day and night) and atmospheric pressure. Weather archive will help you to choose the best month for travel to the spot.

Local forecast from NOAA: temperature in Celsius, Fahrenheit and Kelvin, humidity, wind speed, precipitation (rain and snow). Forecast for 10 days with 3 hours step in metric or imperial units: m/s (mps), mph, km/h, knt (knout), bft (beaufort), m, ft, mm, cm, in, hPa, inHg. NOAA is a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration / National Weather Service (nws). Wave forecast: ocean or sea conditions, ocean waves and sea swell, fishing forecast

Animated wind tracker: weather radar for sailing, yachting and kiting in light wind

Beautiful weather widget on home screen

Wind alerts: Set up wind/weather alerts and be aware of wind, storm and tornado warning via push-notifications

Storm and hurricane tracker: a map of tropical cyclones (tropical storms, hurricanes, typhoons) around the globe

It requires Android 4.1 and upper versions to be functional.

My Earthquake Alerts - US & Worldwide Earthquakes

My Earthquake Alerts is an effective app for earthquake information, which delivers all of the information a user woul need, with push notifications included, all free of charge. It also includes a beautifully simple design optimized for the latest versions of Android. Some of its features are:

  • Live earthquake information from all around the world.
  • Free push alerts customized for you, with no restrictions.
  • Powerful search feature to find earthquakes dating back to 1970!
  • Beautiful & simple design, view earthquakes on a map and in a list.
  • Find the exact location, the depth and the distance away from you.

Its compatibility varies with the device. It has more than 100,000 users

The Weather Channel: Fall Forecast & Live Alerts

The Weather Channel gets the users with latest local weather forecast news with a real time severe weather reports and live radar maps. It gives extreme weather alerts, and weather forecast. The user can get daily local weather news & extreme weather alerts. The Weather Channel provides accurate real time reports that can help you plan up to 15 days in advance.

Some of its other features are:

Real time alerts - Plan your day up to two weeks in advance!

Hurricane alerts - Stay prepared and alert for hurricane season with detailed severe weather updates to help you weather any storm.

Severe weather alerts from thunder, to severe storms - Hurricane season is here - ensure you stay safe no matter the extreme weather!

Wind speed reports, live maps & forecast radar updates give you the most detailed weather information you need wherever you are!

Easily access all of the local weather & temperature information you need.

o Quickly find all the weather data you care about in one place: your smart home screen!

o Get precise daily weather updates, severe weather alerts and more of your favorite features right from your Apple Watch.

NDMA

On 23 December 2005, the Government of India enacted the Disaster Management Act, which envisaged the creation of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), headed by the Prime Minister, and State Disaster Management Authorities (SDMAs) headed by respective Chief Ministers, to spearhead and implement a holistic and integrated approach to Disaster Management in India. NDMA's Vision is to "To build a safer and disaster resilient India by a holistic, pro-active, technology driven and sustainable development strategy that involves all stakeholders and fosters a culture of prevention, preparedness and mitigation."

NDMA, as the apex body, is mandated to lay down the policies, plans and guidelines for Disaster Management to ensure timely and effective response to disasters. Towards this, it has the following responsibilities:-

Lay down policies on disaster management; Approve the National Plan; Approve plans prepared by the Ministries or Departments of the Government of India in accordance with the National Plan; Lay down guidelines to be followed by the State Authorities in drawing up the State Plan; Lay down guidelines to be followed by the different Ministries or Departments of the Government of India for the Purpose of integrating the measures for prevention of disaster or the mitigation of its effects in their development plans and projects...... To know more, visit: ndma.gov.in

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