The State of Victoria has recently launched VicEmergency, a single all-emergencies website that provides information and advice to help people prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies. It consolidates information from various state and interstate authorities, including Australian Bureau of Meteorology as well as NSW and SA emergency response agencies.
The list of available data layers is impressive. For example, fire related layers include current fires by alert status, planned burns, satellite detected fires, regions with total fire ban, safe places, and cross border events for SA and NSW.
Available for display are also flood and storm related events, earthquake and tsunami information, weather observations, traffic accidents, hazardous materials and medical emergencies, power outages and more. The developers created a unique set of icons to represent each of those events.
Information can be viewed on a map or as a list. The entire application is built with Google Map API and is optimised for display in mobile devices. Android and iPhone app versions are also available.
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