[warning]Sandy is still dangerous as a post-tropical storm. Be aware of local evacuations and listen to the authorities.[/warning]
Google Public Alerts is Google’s new platform for disseminating emergency messages such as evacuation notices for hurricanes, and everyday alerts such as storm warnings. We aim to show relevant weather, public safety and earthquake alerts from the US National Weather Service, and the US Geological Survey (USGS) when you search on Google Search, Google Maps, and when you activate Google Now on your Android device.
Google Public Alerts is a project of the Google Crisis Response team, supported by Google.org, which uses Google’s strengths in information and technology to build products and advocate for policies that address global challenges. We hope Google Public Alerts provides the public with information it needs to make informed decisions in times of crisis.
While we can’t guarantee that you’ll see every alert when using Google services we’re doing our best to show what’s important when you need it, and hope that Google Public Alerts is a useful additional source of information. We’re working hard to improve what you see and would appreciate your feedback, which you can provide using the “Feedback” links on the alert details pages and on www.google.org/publicalerts.
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From the Times Colonist
Earthquakes continue to rumble the Pacific Northwest coast Sunday, after a strong earthquake near Haida Gwaii set off tsunami warnings as far south as Victoria and Hawaii.
A 3.9-magnitude earthquake shook Los Angeles this morning around 8:24 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. A 5.1-magnitude earthquake hit 97-kilometres south of Sandspit at 9:17 a.m and a second one hit at 11:54 a.m. This time it was magnitude 6.4. There are no tsunami alerts issued.
Read more: http://www.timescolonist.com/Earthquakes+continue+rumble+West+Coast+after+quake+tsunami+warnings+Saturday/7459644/story.html#ixzz2Adjo9dCF
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii tsunami warning that spurred coastal evacuations statewide was downgraded to a tsunami advisory early Sunday, ending the threat of serious damage less than three hours after the first waves hit the islands.
[notice]Find your Maidenhead & Lat & long
Get your car ready for winter driving conditions by:
- Make sure your tires are in good shape and are rated for the conditions. Check your spare tire too.
- Carry chains where required by law. Learn how to install the chains properly before you need them.
- Have all belts, hoses, brakes, and steering components checked by a licensed mechanic.
- Change your wind-shield wipers.
- Top up all fluids to the proper levels. Carry extra wind-shield fluid.
- Check your safety kit for blankets, water, food, extra medication, first aid supplies, and road markers
Keep care of yourself by:
- Not driving when sleepy, or under the influence.
- Not driving in poor conditions when it is not necessary.
- Planning your trip carefully and sharing your route with friends and family.
- NOT TEXTING or TALKING on a cell phone. Pull over safely when using a phone.
Learn more about road safety at the RCMP Road Safety Tips page.
If your are travelling in B.C. be sure to follow https://twitter.com/DriveBC & https://twitter.com/wxnetwork_BC for current conditions.
Check out the BC Highway Cameras at http://www.drivebc.ca/ and plan your route accordingly.