FEMA requires Internet Explorer 6
The new system will let users sign up with a number of public and private agencies to get critical information in the event of an emergency.
The social network adds four new countries to its iOS and Android crisis alert system, while also launching an easy-add bell icon to all designated agencies' profiles.
Since the fire first sparked less than two weeks ago, it has grown into one of the largest in California history. New technology by Esri lets onlookers see the flames' path of destruction in real time.
Similar to the alerts sent via TV and radio, the new alert system would send text messages to mobile phones of people who need or want to be notified in the event of an emergency.
This is only a test. A big one. But not big enough.
Geeks around the world are uniting this weekend to help create technology that will aid in storm recovery.
The site says that's likely a conservative estimate as it only tracked the words "Sandy" and "hurricane."
With a hurricane bearing down on the Northeast, CNET went to a power user to find out the best social outlets for receiving and broadcasting urgent information.