It seems like there is always a new weather warning or extreme storm coming around these days, and it is sometimes difficult to keep track of them, especially if you live somewhere that has a high incidence of violent weather. Earth Alerts was created to help people with this, as it is a nearly real-time weather monitoring and information service created specifically for natural hazards. Designed to be used for emergency and dangerous forecasts, you will not see any information about the usual sunny or partially overcast days with Earth Alerts. It is strictly a tsunami, earthquake, wildfire, and tornado alert type of program.
Earth Alerts is incredibly easy to use. After its quick installation, you have access to information about nature’s wild behavior from all over the world, all you have to do is enter the location that you are interested in. But keep in mind that although Earth Alerts supports information from global weather events, it is more tailored to the United States. This means that it will be much easier to find information about a tornado in the Alabama than a tsunami in Japan.
Earth Alerts takes its information from a large variety of organizations that specialize in natural hazard monitoring, weather, and geography. Because of this, the types of natural events that the program covers is vast, including earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, cyclones, wildfires, and even landslides. When you are using the program, however, you have the option to search each area separately by looking at maps, radar images, Google Earth results, and even news stories that relate to what is currently happening.
There are a large number of settings options with Earth Alerts that allows you to customize your experience, including tweaking the frequency of your updates and even requesting email or SMS notifications in case of any changes. You have the option to monitor multiple locations as well, and denote the minimum severity of events that you want to hear about. As you can see, Earth Alerts is great for anyone who wants to stay in-the-know about any natural disasters that are happening, especially within the US.