Contador Wanarua heartily welcome the Flood Alert app for iphone users, he believes that this application will be very helpful for saving life by giving an emergency alert to the people.
Online PR News – 19-March-2011 – – Dated: March 18, 2011
Head of software business in Somocon Oy, Contador Wanarua has hailed an Environment Agency which has released an iPhone app that will issue emergency flood warnings to users on the move. The free software, "Flood Alert", uses the iPhone's location to provide instant flood warnings for the local area. Users are also be able to monitor the flooding threat at up to two other chosen locations in England and Wales, such as the home town of an elderly relative.
One in six properties in England and Wales is at flood risk according to the agency. Contador Wanarua believes that uptake of technology solutions like flood warning applications would have helped many people in his home country of Australia which was severely affected by floods at the beginning of this year. Wanarua says the new app is part of our growing use of technology to help better prepare communities and businesses for the devastating impacts of floods.
The most interesting thing is that the warnings issued to Flood Alert users are derived from the Environment Agency's network of weather and water level sensors. Android and BlackBerry versions will be released in the next few months, the Environment agency said.
The application release come the same week nationwide exercise designed to test authorities' preparedness for flooding. Wanarua says the world government departments, emergency services and utility companies should participate in encouraging members of the public to use technology to avert disasters and prepare them to tackle the aftermath of any force majeure.