As Hurricane Season Approaches Gulf Coast – New Free App Provides Real-Time Local Updates to Keep Residents Safe and Informed
Tropical Storm Don Lurches Toward the Texas Gulf Coast, Residents Hunker Down
HOUSTON, July 28, 2011
HOUSTON, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Every year hurricanes and tropical storms ravage the Gulf Coast leaving trails of destruction, costing unprepared residents their homes and sometimes their lives. Right now, all eyes are on Tropical Storm Don which is on track to make landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast soon.
Global Alert Network (GAN) now offers a free mobile application to Gulf Coast residents that will provide them with real-time local weather, traffic and emergency updates to help them prepare for these storms.
Using a mobile device’s GPS, the app will recognize the user’s location sending breaking local alerts instantly. These alerts are automatic, and once downloaded the user can choose the types of alerts to subscribe to without having to engage with their mobile devices. The app is currently available on BlackBerry and Android devices through AppWorld and Android Market, and will be available on the iPhone in the coming weeks.
"Natural disasters, from hurricanes to tornados, have been particularly harsh throughout the country this year and the best way to mitigate the damage of these storms is to prepare. The free app gives users the peace of mind of knowing that if severe weather is headed toward them, they will automatically be alerted and can immediately take action," said Scott Hughes, President of Global Alert Network.
Official hurricane season generally lasts from June through November and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently predicted that this will be a particularly harsh season with anywhere from 12 to 18 named storms on the horizon.
"Within minutes of downloading the GAN app, users have a free, potentially life saving tool at their fingertips," continued Hughes. "Especially during seasons with devastating weather and in the regions that often get hit, there is no reason why residents should not be downloading this application."
For more information visit: http://mediakit.globalalertnetwork.com.
About Global Alert Network
Global Alert Network (http://www.globalalertnetwork.com/) is a national mobile platform that provides safe, automatic, hands-free audio alerts to a user’s mobile phone. The app, which is free to download, senses when the user is driving and initiates automatically. Global Alert Network (GAN) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Global Traffic Network, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNET), a leading provider of custom traffic and news reports to radio and television stations.