CASA Alerts delivers cutting-edge, hyper-local weather information about thunderstorms, tornados, hail, high winds and floods in the greater Dallas Fort Worth area to your mobile phone. As severe weather occurs, you’ll receive customized alerts based on your preferences. We’ll also send you periodic surveys to get your feedback on the alerts, the weather you are experiencing, and your general attitudes towards severe weather. The surveys don’t require much extra effort on your part and will be used for research on improving the way weather information is delivered to people like you.
CASA Alerts was developed by the CASA Engineering Research Center (http://www.casa.umass.edu/main/research/urbantestbed/research/), led by the University of Massachusetts Amherst, to improve user-centric, context-aware severe weather warnings using CASA’s City Warn™ platform. This app is part of the CASA WX project that has brought innovative, high-resolution radar technology to the region. CASA WX is a collaboration among several north Texas cities and towns, the North Central Texas Council of Governments, University of Massachusetts Amherst and Colorado State University.
Note: This app is designed to be a “tap on the shoulder” to keep you aware of risky weather near you and your loved ones. The app identifies areas of risk and sends notifications based on your alerting preferences and important locations. The app does not display the full suite of CASA radar products, and therefore might not be suited for those seeking CASA radar data for detailed analysis.
To learn more about the CASA WX, visit Facebook: CASA Radar | Twitter: @casaradar | www.casa.umass.edu/main/research/urbantestbed/ | http://www.nctcog.org/casawx
If you have questions about the CASA Alerts app, please contact: email@example.com
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This app has been developed with the support of the National Science Foundation Hazards SEES grant award (#1331572). Academic participants include University of Massachusetts, Colorado State University and the University of Delaware.