Parachute lets organizations receive live-streamed emergency incidents recorded with your iPhone — TechCrunch

While there are a number of mobile apps that serve as a panic button of sorts – alerting friends or family when you feel you’re in danger – last year’s TechCrunch Disrupt NY hackathon winner Witness resonated with the event’s audience because it also promised a way to discreetly record incidents of civil disobedience and…

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Residents, visitors advised to be aware of changing river levels

Due to recent rains, the American River is running three feet higher than normal, with cold and swift waters, which may present hazards to those near, or on, the water. 360 more words


Rising water levels in Peace River prompt emergency alert

EDMONTON – The recent wave of warm weather in northern Alberta has generated concerns over potential flooding. Because of the warm-up, the ice cover on the Peace River has collapsed several times in the past few days. 295 more words


Be Prepared: Receive Emergency Text Alerts From The City Of LA

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — September is National Preparedness Month.

Are you prepared?

Build a kit. Make a plan. Get involved. And make sure to register for NotifyLA… 13 more words

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Google Rolls Out Personalized Storm-Tracking Information In Search Results

With the U.S. hurricane season about to kick off, Google announced today that it’s expanding the weather-related information that will appear in Google search results when web users search for information about particular storms or tornadoes. 414 more words