Global Disaster Alert by SMS
Last night I dreamed I was swept away by a Tsunami. Reality struck me in the morning when I've stumbled upon this press release which read: 'Vancouver based VocalWave Technologies Inc. has launched DisasterAlert.net'. Was I heaving a blogging premonition? Maybe. But probably not! Going back to the main subject now... The service enables subscribers to receive text messages on their cellular phone warning of impending tsunamis, fires, floods, earthquakes and other disasters. It's offered free to individual consumers and on a fee basis to government agencies and for commercial applications. VocalWave’s proprietary technology monitors various disaster news networks for keywords that trigger the company’s computer system to notify subscribers based on their area code and city or town. DisasterAlert.net allows cellular phone users to take matters into their own hands, rather than relying on governments or other agencies that may have inadequate systems for timely warning of disasters.