Monday, March 14, 2011

App to warn of UK flooding launched

Luke Walsh in The [UK’s] first ever mobile phone app to warn of flooding has been launched today (March 14). Currently the Environment Agency's offers free flood warning services through texts and faxes but the app, or application, is part of its programme of creating a presence in social networking.

Called Flood Alert the app uses live data from the agency to provide real time updates on flood warnings across England and Wales. The app was developed by Halcrow and can break down the UK for specific geographical regions.

Environment Agency head of flood incident management, Craig Woolhouse, said: "One in six properties in England and Wales is at flood risk. "This new app is part of our growing use of technology to help better prepare communities and businesses for the devastating impacts of floods." …

Mobile phone illustration by Hohum and Mnoon, Wikimedia Commons, under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

No comments: