Why The Zello App Is NOT A Good Idea During Or After A Storm

As Irma approached Florida this past week, I’ve seen numerous tweets and facebook posts about downloading the Zello app for emergency communications if you are trapped after the storm hits. If you did not evacuate or need help for #Irma, download the Zello app and follow the “Hurricane Irma” channel. — Rogue NASA (@RogueNASA) September 9, 2017 Worse yet are now a flood of posts and tweets saying that Zello will work without data service.  This has caused so much of an issue in Puerto Rico that the app developer had to post out a warning. There is a massive

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Building A Kit For Emergencies

As a resident of the southeast, you can often be surprised with what Mother Nature has around the corner.  Many of us learned that lesson the hard way with the tornado super outbreak of April of 2011.  A lot of people including myself were caught off guard with the power outages that lasted for weeks in some areas.  With Hurricane Irma making landfall in Florida and eventually making her way north to my home near Huntsville, I decided to spend Sunday checking my emergency kit. A lot of times people over think an emergency kit and suddenly the list of

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Carrying on the Legacy of PerryW

Tonight we the administrators of TalkWeather.com are pleased to launch our new TalkWeather Blog feature. In the coming weeks, you will see a series of posts discussing various topics from weather related tools to keep you safe and after action reviews of how well various weather systems were forecast. However, tonight we wish to use our very first post to honor a friend, @PerryW. Last week I tried to think about when I had my first interaction with Perry. It is times like this I wish we still had the old forum, but I think I narrowed it down to the

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