Jacksonville, Florida (PressExposure) May 17, 2009 -- If you've lost your power, are on the road or anywhere away from your home and need important hurricane updates, there's a new way to get the information you're looking for. A website designed for mobile phone viewing, [http://evacuations.mobi] delivers up-to-date hurricane conditions from NOAA as well as maps and directions for evacuation routes, links to coastal states emergency sites and more. This year, the folks at Idea Earth have introduced live radar links from NOAA for several coastal regions. Youâll have a choice of using regular mobile phone version or âsmart phoneâ versions.
âIt's often a difficult task to get information in an emergency situation when electricity is downâ states Mark Bennett, founder of Idea Earth, the company responsible for evacuations.mobi. âOur free public service site is also helpful for those in traffic who are looking for alternate escape routes. Our mobile maps and directions, provided by Pilot.mobi, are just the ticket when you're stuck in traffic with or without a navigation systemâ Bennett continued.
The majority of the people now have mobile phones. Web access to them is also growing. âWe saw a terrific opportunity to develop sites that could help people in a wide variety of areas where Internet access was not typically practical a few years back. Traffic to all of our mobile sites has increased exponentially these past two years. We expect this trend to continue. Our company has chosen to utilize the trustmark dotMobi domain for our mobile web presence. Using site addresses ending in dotMobi simply let visitors know they're going to a site designed to fit the small mobile screen and load quicklyâ stated Bennett.