Internet-based software automatically sends weather alerts to citizens
To enhance public safety during severe weather events or HazMat incidents, ComMet Weather Network software provides real-time, multiple-station monitoring over the Internet. Creates and updates government entitys Website with current weather data from companion, networked weather stations. Also displays National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts for a desired coverage area. When detecting harsh weather or other emergency conditions, the software automatically sends warning and advisory e-mails to citizens or other subscribers. Includes Website template with features such as a map of the network, user-generated announcements, and alert capabilities. Tailors coverage area to city, county, regional, or statewide level. Ideal for entities that want to own their own networked weather stations, sensors, software, and data. Requires no leasing costs, data collection charges, or monthly fees. The software was initially developed for Shelby County (Ohio) Emergency Management. Residents can visit Shelby Countys Weather Web on the Internet and sign up to have weather warnings automatically sent to his or her e-mail address or pager. Individuals can choose to receive warnings about impending winter storms, tornados, severe thunderstorms, flash floods, and other potentially dangerous weather conditions. To provide a visual overview of ever-changing weather, the Website also includes a Webcam, with images of county areas updated every 2 mins.