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Blinking Alarms

A recent update to ALERT GMap causes active alarms to blink and stop blinking when the alarm becomes inactive.  When you click on the blinking station you will see the actual time that the alarm occurred and the threshold that triggered the alarm.

Click here to see a Flash™ video of this feature.

Wednesday Webinars

On July 16, 2014 we broadcast our first in a series of short instructional webinars offered to help local officials improve their storm/flood monitoring and emergency response capabilities, and keep apprised of relevant changes.  That training focused on how to make best use of the ALERT System GMap website, which is one of the more popular features available from http://alert5.udfcd.org.

A Windows Media Player-compatible recording of this webinar is now available.  You can download it from www.udfcd.org/FWP/ALERT/trainingvideos/.

To receive notices regarding future webinars simply subscribe to the FRAUG list at this website.

Google Chrome Advice

Some Google Chrome users have experienced problems with the ALERT Map webpage updating automatically. To fix this we recommend the following:

  1. Make sure you are running the latest version of Chrome, v.35.
  2. To re-load the page try hitting the F5 key.

This YouTube video shows how to enable auto updates for the Google Chrome browser. If your IT department has disabled the auto update feature…this can turn it back on.