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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

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: