Disaster Alert (PDC Global)

Disaster Alert (PDC Global)

By Pacific Disaster Center

  • App Category: News
  • Release Date: 2010-07-15
  • Current Version: 4.0.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 218.63 MB
  • Developer: Pacific Disaster Center
  • Compatibility: Android, iOS 11.0
App Ratings: 3.5
Based on 1,005 Reviews

Disaster Alert (PDC Global) App Description

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. INCLUDED HAZARDS 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 4.0 *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.


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App Reviews

  • Bear Running Late

    By Bear Running Latw
    I like the previous system better. You didn’t have to go through half a dozen steps to get to the information. I don’t have time to go through all the steps.
  • Disaster Alert

    By Desi911
    Although it’s still good, it was better before the update .
  • update is not good

    By Anderson9876
    It is wonderful to receive the various disaster alerts around the world. I feel like I always know what is going on. I used to use this app everyday! You made it too confusing and difficult to use. The alerts are still great, but when I go to the app I have no idea what's going on. Maybe have a talking tutorial.
  • Awesome & powerful upgrade

    By NewToBars
    I’ve had this app for a while, & liked it, except for over notifying. But, The upgrade has added literally hundreds of beautiful global maps, and lets me filter alerts for my area. Love it now. If you press the menu button, you see how easy it is to access it all.
  • Dislike

    By why is map not updated
    Older version was better.
  • Terrible update

    By ..justme
    The updated ruined what was an awesome app. Makes me very sad. Hoping they will bring back the old look and functionality of what it once was.. Bring back the old format. Don’t like it all much anymore.
  • Review

    By Hafa adai guy
    Although I appreciate your service, the new program is not nearly as friendly as the past program. Please bring back the old format, or do a design change to allow favorable use. Even submitting this review is burdensome.
  • Used To Be Good..Now Needs Work

    By Umaize1
    If the goal with the last couple of updates was to make the app less useful and a mess to navigate, then the developers nailed it. You used to be able to tap and alert and see what it was....sort of an obvious thing you would want to do...No more. Now you have to hunt around to find information on the alert. Overall some major steps backwards. Any chance we can roll it back to the useful app it used to be?
  • Slow loading time

    By b0o9i3m4n
    Used to like the app, loads the info instantly when you tap on it...after the update, it takes a long time before loading the info because of the map layers & others. I hope they remove unnecessary infos that cause the app to lag.
  • Prefer previous version

    By 4499disappointed
    I want the previous version back. why? Because it takes too long to load and is slow when moving to different areas within the site. I always began each day by looking at the global weather, but now I can’t be bothered.