Disaster Alert (PDC Global‪)‬ 4+

Current global disaster info

Pacific Disaster Center

Designed for iPad

    • 4.2 • 445 Ratings
    • Free

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Description

Disaster Alert is a free mobile app for public use that provides the global community with critical hazard alerts and information needed 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 natural hazards as they are unfolding around the globe.

With Disaster Alert, you can customize early warning alerts, view estimated impact reports, and access visualized modeled hazard data. Disaster Alert’s continuous stream of new information is automatically generated from the most reliable, scientifically verified sources. When no official source is available, alerts are updated manually by Pacific Disaster Center, presenting only a small lapse of time between the time of an event and the availability of information in the system.

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.

INCLUDED HAZARD TYPES

*Automatically processed in near real time:Hurricanes (tropical cyclones / typhoons), earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanos, floods, wildfires, U.S. tornados and winter storms.

*Manually Processed: Marine hazards, storms, droughts, and manmade incidents. High surf advisories, high winds, and flash floods are available for Hawaii only.

NEW IN VERSION 7.5.4

*Default theme: The PDC theme has been applied as the default theme in Disaster Alert. The PDC theme integrates DisasterAWARE branding, colors, and iconography. Different themes may be applied from the User Preferences menu.

*Multi-language login and registration: Disaster Alert users will be able to login and register in a variety of supported languages other than English. There is a dropdown selector at the top of the form that allows the user to change the language option.

*Onboarding: We have introduced a new first-time user app setup feature Disaster Alert to allow customization of the alert location and hazard severity. This screen is displayed for all users upon update from prior version(s) to 7.5.4 as well as new installations. Users will be given the option to sign op, login, or skip directly to Disaster Alert as a guest without an account. Alert preferences may only be customized by registered users.

*User registration email: Disaster Alert now supports additional registration email formats for plusaddressed (aka sub-addressed) email formats for new user registration forms.

OTHER KEY FEATURES

*Customizable alerts based on your geographic area of interest and hazard severity
*When the map tip is activated by selecting a hazard on the map, users can get estimated impact information by choosing the "More Info" link and viewing Hazard Brief.
* Interactive map interface displays 18 different types of active hazards
*Customizable background maps
*Map layers with overlays for population densities, global cloud coverage, and more.

What’s New

Version 7.5.5

Disaster Alert v 7.5.5

Default theme: The PDC theme has been applied as the default theme in Disaster Alert. The PDC theme integrates DisasterAWARE branding, colors, and iconography. Different themes may be applied from the User Preferences menu.
Multi-language login and registration: Disaster Alert users will be able to login and register in a variety of supported languages other than English. There is a dropdown selector at the top of the form that allows the user to change the language option.
Onboarding: We have introduced a new first-time user app setup feature Disaster Alert to allow customization of the alert location and hazard severity. This screen is displayed for all users upon update from prior version(s) to 7.5.5 as well as new installations. Users will be given the option to sign up, login, or skip directly to Disaster Alert as a guest without an account. Alert preferences may only be customized by registered users.
User registration email: Disaster Alert now supports additional registration email formats for plusaddressed (aka sub-addressed) email formats for new user registration forms.

Refer to https://www.disasteraware.org/disasteralertreleasenotes for more.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
445 Ratings

445 Ratings

Tektura's ,

Amazing app with so much data

I had to take this off my old phone when it ran out of memory, but I re-added it on my new phone immediately. It is fascinating, albeit a little alarming to see problems all around the world! It’s amazing to realize that our lifestyle here in the United States is responsible for so many earthquakes, floods, volcanoes and droughts all over the planet! To think that all hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires and health pandemics are the fault of fat lazy Americans driving Hummers makes me sad to be breathing air on this precious planet. Naturally NONE of these things ever happened before America came along. I’d kill myself it this app weren’t so darn interesting.

Envirojensbaby ,

Worldwide!

This is a fantastic app I’d like to see being used worldwide! Using a system of communication with government disaster alerts and social media to communicate with the public in the line of fire, what others may not, we can all be quickly informed of local disasters to drive around, like CA fires, or when an earthquake across the world will or will not produce a tsunami threat! Great resource! Thank you to the dedicated staff working all ours to give us the latest weather & disaster related information like hurricanes, flooding, earthquakes, fires & more! Most current, local info at your fingertips!

B14CKL15T3D ,

So many problems

First off wouldn’t recognize my login information, had to create a new account. Not too much of a big deal but then I tried using the app..... horrible. The interface is real buggy, you have to tap on a location 30 times before it will actually register that you tapped it. Im sure the information from this app is great since it’s from the PDC, but it doesn’t help if you can’t even select the items you want the information from. Trying to change user preferences is basically impossible, I tried something as simple as changing the time zone. Wouldn’t recognize Tokyo as a time zone, then tried to select it by country but wouldn’t even let me select japan. Already given up, if the app can’t handle the basic things, then I don’t trust it to do anything else. From what I’ve been reading, it was great before a major update. My suggestion go back.

App Privacy

The developer, Pacific Disaster Center, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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