Tsunami info smartphone app now available

Tsunami info smartphone app now available

Tsunami info smartphone app now available

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Posted on March 20, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 20 at 12:44 PM

PORTLAND -- Smartphone apps are now available that provide tsunami warning information, including a link to the NOAA West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center.

The apps are available for Apple and Android markets. The same package of information is also available online. They target Pacific Northwest coasts.

Information is interactive and lets users target specific locations. A "Markers" feature highlights schools, bridges, assembly areas and pertinent government buildings.

The app does not provide push alerts.

The app also provides information about the causes and dangers of tsunamis. Evacuations route brochures can be downloaded from the apps.

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