Inviting Storm Chasers to Solve a Siren Problem
This weekend, in Denver, at ChaserCon 2015, WeatherCall is speaking with storm chasers and the supporting emergency management managers attending on the best ways to handle a national problem created by the reallocation of the public's bandwidth in 2013. As described in this blog post, when it occurred, many of the nation's outdoor warning sirens, considered analog sirens, lost their ability for Emergency Managers to effectively communicate with them. With the cost of replacements being, in many cases, too high to be replaced, thousands of the nation's outdoor warning sirens were effectively silenced. WeatherCall, along with TechTrol Inc., has an affordable solution to restarting those sirens while also making them National Weather Service storm based-warning compliant.
Scouts Learn What Makes the World's Weather
The Second Annual WeatherFest event was held January 4, 2015 as the opening activity for the 95th annual American Meteorological Society (AMS) conference. The event provided an opportunity for training Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts in some of the key elements involved with understanding what weather is, how it affects our daily lives, and what scouts and the public in general can do to better protect themselves from the impacts of severe weather.
The Silence is Deafening... and Potentially Deadly
Depending on your generation, your perception of outdoor warning sirens is different. To some raised in the 50s and 60s, they bring back memories of the Cold War and the threat of nuclear attack. To those in the 70s to today, they announce the approach of dangerous or deadly weather. To those who live in parts of the county that experience severe weather, they are often called Tornado Sirens (and some state's residents refer to them as "si-reens" affectionately). To some, they mean tha approach of a deadly Lahar, while to others, it means a tsunami may be approaching. But outdoor warning sirens have found their place in most American's lives. However, since 2011, when the FCC began reassigning the radio-frequencies that were used to activate many of these sirens, communities that could not afford to upgrade to far more expensive digital sirens have had to deactivate thousands of sirens across the nation. WeatherCall Services' Intellisiren solves this challenge affordably and reliably.
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American Gothic House and Crisis City Choose WeatherCall for the Safety of their Hosts and Guests
You have likely heard of it, and most likely seen the painting inspired by it. According to its website, "Come to Eldon, Iowa and view the exterior of the house that inspired Grant Wood to paint American Gothic, one of the most recognized paintings in the world. Tour the adjacent American Gothic House Center which showcases Grant Wood’s life and the history of the house. Props on hand encourage visitors to pose in front of the historic American Gothic House and create their own unique American Gothic portrait." When you do visit, you will know you are protected from severe weather by WeatherCall Enterprise commercial severe weather notification service.