weather.com and Weatherscan To Deliver Local Road Closure and Evacuation Updates

Regularly Updated Information To Be Posted on weather.com and Weatherscan Channels for Residents of Storm-Affected Communities

ATLANTA, July 8 /PRNewswire/ — As residents of coastal communities in the Southeast prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Dennis, The Weather Channel has upgraded its local data resources to include updates on road closures, evacuation notices, shelter information and other vital details from local emergency management agencies. Information can be found on weather.com and on Weatherscan, the 24-hour, all-local cable television service of The Weather Channel. As always, local updates are a part of severe weather coverage on The Weather Channel network.

weather.com features forecasts, maps, traffic and storm-related information, along with links to hurricane updates and other resources. Video content will include live crew reports and hourly storm updates, as well as video from The Hurricane Trackers storm chasing team.

Weatherscan is designed to complement The Weather Channel national network with all-local weather, all-the-time for viewers who are most interested in local weather and how it will affect their day. Information seen on Weatherscan includes: current local weather conditions, observations for surrounding communities, local and regional radar, satellite images, 36-hour forecasts, extended forecasts, and severe weather watches and warnings.

About The Weather Channel

The Weather Channel, a 24-hour weather network, is seen in over 88 million U.S. households. Its Web site, weather.com, attracts more than 25 million unique users per month and is currently ranked number 10 among all Web sites by Nielsen//NetRatings. The Weather Channel also operates Weatherscan(R), a 24-hour, all-local weather network distributed to almost 8 million households, The Weather Channel Radio Network, The Weather Channel Newspaper Services and is the leading weather information provider for emerging technologies. This includes PC applications, broadband and interactive television applications, with wireless weather products accessible through high-speed Internet services, phones, pagers, Palm Pilots, and other personal digital assistants. The Weather Channel is owned by Landmark Communications, Inc., a Norfolk, VA- based, privately-held media company.

Related Articles