Long trusted for general safety alerts, the Citizen App is introducing a new service. This much needed new service will provide severe weather alerts. Using data sourced from the National Weather Service, Citizen app users can now expect to receive real time alerts regarding tornadoes, dust storms, thunderstorms, and floods.
The alerts will be targeted to only those users who are in the specific area where the extreme weather will hit. Unlike other services, users will only receive alerts that directly impact them. Citizen App users will then be able to interact with the app and broadcast video to detail the event. This ability enables them to share the experience with other users.
The app is then able to provide up-to-the-minute updates as the severe weather progresses. The app proved its worth during the recent hurricane that traveled up the coast and caused countless amounts of damage. The hurricane, named Ida, traveled through the New York and New Jersey metropolitan area.
Citizen users in the area were notified before the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) was distributed. This gave them an advantage in being able to find shelter and alter travel plans. After the initial warning, targeted areas were kept up to speed on all the storm details. Information on the areas being hit hardest, flooding happening, and road closures was being reported constantly. They were also given the ability to upload their own footage of the storm.
The citizen app is now offering this amazing service nationwide. The service is being offered to all users, regardless of whether they are within the covered areas. The company has great pride and confidence in this app and encourages users to provide any feedback on the service. Their aim is to continue to improve their app, enabling it to provide the very best service. Visit this page for more information.
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