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Weather warning through phone system using land-line and mobile phone location information

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013640D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-18
Document File: 1 page(s) / 39K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Weather warning through phone system using land-line and mobile phone location information Disclosed is a procedure to warn of severe weather conditions directly to affected people by using their current or projected location. Specifically large tornados can now be tracked rather precisely and it may make sense to advise people located in a tornado’s path to move to safer ground. Flash floods, tidal waves and hurricanes are other examples of severe weather where it makes sense to warn and advise individuals in targeted areas. Locations of individuals are determined by 1) address of land-line telephones, 2) current location of mobile phones, or 3) projected location using historic commuting patterns. The process involved in this invention includes:

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Weather warning through phone system using land-line and mobile phone

location information

Disclosed is a procedure to warn of severe weather conditions directly to affected people by using their current or projected location. Specifically large tornados can now be tracked rather precisely and it may make sense to advise people located in a tornado's path to move to safer ground. Flash floods, tidal waves and hurricanes are other examples of severe weather where it makes sense to warn and advise individuals in targeted areas. Locations of individuals are determined by 1) address of land-line telephones, 2) current location of mobile phones, or 3) projected location using historic commuting patterns.

The process involved in this invention includes:
1) National Weather Service or other weather monitoring organization would monitor and predict weather.
2) In case of severe weather when individuals need to take cover, the weather monitoring organization would specify the geographic area which is in danger and an appropriate message for people located in that area.
3) The geographic area and message would then be relayed to the phone companies servicing land-line and mobile phones in the general vicinity.
4) Cross reference subscriber location with danger area.

a) The phone companies with land-lines would cross reference the addresses of subscriber homes with the danger area and determine the phone numbers to call. b) The phone companies with mobile or cell phones would i...