OROVILLE, Calif., Feb. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Severe weather is expected to hit Oroville as hundreds of thousands of residents return to their homes. MetLoop (a Texas-based technology company) is helping people living in the affected areas by donating its Weather Alarm app for use. The app uses military-grade technology that is able to pinpoint adverse weather conditions (at any specific location/address) while providing its users with advanced notice. The end result: residents will receive warning before devastating weather strikes and be able to safeguard themselves and their homes ahead of time.
"We will provide our Weather Alarm app - free of charge - to every resident in the Sacramento area to be able to determine any severe weather that will affect their home. Our app will give them advanced warning so they can take action to protect loved ones and, to the extent possible, avoid calamity." --- David Carlson, CEO of MetLoop.
"At times like this access to accurate and reliable information is critical," added MetLoop CTO, Richard McGee. "The app is our way of getting weather information to people in real time."
MetLoop currently works with local government agencies and first responders, and is reaching out to those personnel in the affected areas to offer its services and provide accurate weather intelligence. Jim Messerly, the founder of VIJILIS and 31-year veteran of the Arizona Highway Patrol says:
"The technology will greatly aid in emergency management efforts. First responders and evacuees alike depend on the earliest warning for changing weather conditions -- having this information is critical for successful evacuation and the allocation of resources to support disaster mitigation."
The app is available for Sacramento (and nearby residents) by visiting www.metloop.com/Oroville.
Contact: Lauren Burgoyne
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