Date: June 6, 2013
Release Date: Immediately
ABC11 Eyewitness News Launches First Alert Weather App for Severe Weather
Weather App Keeps You Safe When Dangerous Weather Is Near
RALEIGH, N.C. - Just in time for hurricane season, the ABC11 First Alert Weather App is now available for download in your app store. What's different about this weather app? It tracks your exact location and warns you when severe weather is headed your way. Plus, as strong storms like Tropical Storm Andrea move through North Carolina, the ABC11 First Alert Weather App's Hurricane Tracker is your live guide to the storm's path. It's the power of the Eyewitness News First Alert Weather Team and First Alert Doppler XP in your pocket, with live, interactive radar at your fingertips. The First Alert Weather App from ABC11 is your first warning to dangerous conditions in your neighborhood.
This free app from ABC11 is fully interactive, allowing you to zoom in on your street for current conditions or track friends and family in three more locations, alerting you to severe weather in their city. The ABC11 First Alert Weather App gives you the seven-day and hourly forecasts with one simple touch. Weather alerts are read aloud so you don't have to stop to read the screen. To download the ABC11 First Alert Weather App, go to abc11.com/apps or search "ABC11" in the App Store or Google Play.
"Our top priority is providing ABC11 viewers with important updates in real time to help keep them safe if severe weather is headed their way," said ABC11 Eyewitness News Director Rob Elmore. "With the First Alert Weather App, we can send live alerts to users when severe weather is near, no matter where they are, using the accuracy and speed of the First Alert Doppler Radar Network."
ABC11 Eyewitness News provides 43 hours of local news every week, serving more than 1 million households in a 23-county area in North Carolina and Virginia. Eyewitness News also provides news, weather and sports information 24 hours a day on ABC11.com, as well as serving two additional digital channels, the HD Live Well Network on 11.2 (Time Warner Ch. 112) and the Live Well Network on 11.3 (Time Warner Ch. 113). ABC11 WTVD is part of the Disney-ABC Television Group, which is home to all of The Walt Disney Company's worldwide entertainment and news television properties. For more information, go to http://www.abc11.com.
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