Earthquake and Tsunami Notifications Websites
USGS Earthquake Notification Service
New accounts default to receiving notifications about earthquakes with
magnitude 6.0 or greater
however you can customize ENS to only deliver
messages for certain areas, at specified times,
and to multiple
addresses. ENS can even send text notifications to your cell phone.
Govdelivery Weather Updates
Provides a notification service for a full list of services including WCATWC
Setting up an E-mail Early Warning System
You can get an email address that you only use for these notification systems and nothing else.
Some of the places you can get a free email address are Google Gmail
, Hotmail, Yahoo etc, etc.
Then, install a dedicated email program just for that email account, that will play a customizable sound
when you get a new email. I use Mozilla Thunderbird
. You can set it to automatically
check for new messages every couple of minutes or so, and to use a long mp3 file as its sound.
Then get a cheap set of computer speakers and set them near the head of your bed so they will wake
you if you get a message in the middle of the night.