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InterLinc Desktop Alert Application is a FREE small, simple application which you can download and install on your Windows-based personal computer. (Currently not available to Unix or Mac users.) Its like having your own, personal meteorologist right on your computer.
Once installed and connected to the Internet, you will receive current temperature and severe weather warnings directly on your computer screen, as well as other features such as local and national weather. This PC based emergency alert system will improve public notification of local, state and national emergency warnings. It will provide rapid notification of severe weather from the National Weather Service, state Amber Alerts for missing children and emergencies issued through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security or local officials.
The application can either run fully open on your desktop or as a minimized application showing the current temperature in your system tray. The system will sit idle in a personal computer until an alert is issued. When an emergency is declared, it will sound a warning through the PC, followed by a pop-up screen explaining the type of emergency. The user can reduce the screen after receiving the alert, but updated information will scroll across the bottom of the screen.
Desktop Alert Application Features
Lancaster County is the primary county being served. The following counties are included only if Lancaster County is in a national weather alert: Butler, Cass, Douglas, Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, Polk, Richardson, Saline, Sarpy, Saunders, Seward, Thayer, and York
Desktop Alert Application Operation
To Minimize the window, just click on the X in the upper right corner. The current temperature will be displayed in your Windows task bar.
To Maximize the window again, double-click on the red siren icon or the current temperature display, like those circled in red above.
During severe weather warnings, you will receive a text crawl directly on your computer much like those you are familiar with seeing on television. The crawl is preceded by an audible alert sound, to bring attention to your computer.
All you need is an Internet connection. No web browser, such as Internet Explorer or Netscape, is required to receive the benefits of the InterLinc Alert.