Karnataka Chooses Earth Networks for Severe Weather Early Warning and Lightning Detection

11-Apr-2018 Intellasia | BusinessWire | 9:30 AM Print This Post

Karnataka is weather-ready with Earth Networks’ total lightning
detection network to protect residents and expand weather data access
across the state

GERMANTOWN, Md. & BENGALURU, India–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Earth
Networks
today announced that it was selected by the state of
Karnataka to implement live weather monitoring, lightning detection and
real-time alerting to power life-saving weather forecasting and alerting
services across the state. The announcement was made ahead of the
InterMET Asia 2018 exhibition and conference in Singapore.

The Earth Networks Total Lightning Network in India helps safety and
disaster management agencies provide the public with advance warning of
incoming severe weather to save lives, reduce injuries and minimize
property damage. The network already benefits numerous Indian states,
including Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal. The addition of Karnataka
enables its residents and visitors to access detailed weather
information such as localized forecasts and real-time severe weather
alerts not previously available in the region.

“The lack of reliable forecasts and consistent weather information means
many areas of India are at a disadvantage when it comes to weather
safety,” said Jim Anderson, SVP Global Sales at Earth Networks. “Our
goal is to change that by building relationships with disaster
management agencies and local partners in India, to put critical weather
information in the hands of the people who are most at risk from
flooding, thunderstorms and other destructive weather events.”

Operating in 90+ countries, Earth Networks Total Lightning Network is
the most comprehensive lightning network in the world. Its ability to
monitor in-cloud lightning, in addition to cloud-to-ground lightning
enables faster localized storm alerts so forecasters can warn of other
forms of severe weather such as downbursts, heavy rains, hail and high
winds.

“Lightning and dangerous storms kill more people in Karnataka than any
other weather phenomena, and have a devastating impact on both livestock
and crops,” said Dr. G.S. Srinivasa Reddy, Director of Karnataka State
Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC). “This life-saving early
warning system now disseminates information about lightning and other
dangerous conditions directly to every village in the state through our
call center and free mobile application.”

The partnership will benefit not only government and civil defense
agencies who will be able to access Earth Networks’ products that
further aid the state in saving lives and reducing property damage that
occurs due to severe weather, but also private industry partners who
will gain new weather data sets to optimize operations, analyze trends
and protect critical infrastructure.

For more information about Earth Networks visit Earth
Networks
.

About Earth Networks

Earth Networks has been Taking the Pulse of the Planet® for more than 20
years. We help organizations mitigate financial, operational and human
risk by providing environmental intelligence from the world’s largest
hyperlocal weather network. Schools, airports, sports teams, utilities
and government agencies rely on our early warning solutions to safeguard
lives, prepare for weather events and optimize operations. Companies
across all industries use our weather data to automate decisions
regarding risk management, business continuity and asset protection.

Contacts

Earth Networks
Anna Porteus, +1 301-250-4156
[email protected]

 


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