|Alert-Hub.Org is a small non-profit company with a worldwide goal:
help countries assure that people in harm's way get timely and effective emergency
alerts so they can protect lives and livelihoods.
|Historically, emergency alerts have been text bulletins,
composed like a news story. Unstructured text messages make sense for personal
communication, but not for automated processing. Although some emergency alerts
became digital, the alerts varied by hazard type, language, or country. Timely
and effective public alerting at global scale only became feasible in 2001,
when the international standard for all-hazards emergency alerting was agreed.
|Despite today's amazing telecommunications services, too many
people in harm's way still do not get timely and effective emergency alerts so
they can protect lives and livelihoods. This gap in alerting is especially acute
in least-developed and developing countries, where communities are often the most
vulnerable as well.
|Alert-Hub.Org addresses ineffective emergency alerting by offering
free tools for alerting authorities everywhere to implement the same transformative
approach already delivering timely and effective emergency alerts in most countries
worldwide. Specifically, alerting authorities are offered free tools enabling their
emergency alert systems to leverage the international standard Common Alerting
|A CAP message communicates, in a standard format, the key facts and
the recommended actions for any emergency. Use of the CAP format greatly increases
alerting efficiency, timeliness, and effectiveness. This is primarily because each
CAP alert message carries data designed for machine processing as well as information
that people can read. Here is an animation about CAP and here is a CAP alert for a volcanic eruption.
makes it easy to create and publish CAP alerts as an Internet news feed.
|CAP Alert Hub
aggregates published CAP alert news feeds at any scale (community, city, province,
country, region, global) so that every alert disseminator can access for free those
CAP alerts relevant to the communities they serve.
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