Alerts

Pretty random compared to the rest of the site, eh? Originally, I put the alerts section together when my sister traveled overseas. I wanted to put something together she could reference without too much hassle to see what the threat situation is around the globe. Later, I expanded the entire thing to include weather, travel, threats, and even a “good bargain” section, based on rss feeds from slickdeals.net. This general alerts page has everything together, but you can click specific categories in the submenu.

Weather Alerts

Weather alert feeds from the National Weather Service (NWS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Tornado and Severe Thunderstorm Information

[rss url=http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/spcwwrss.xml show_summary=false show_author=true   show_date=true]

Tropical Storm Information

[rss url=http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/gtwo.xml show_summary=false show_author=true   show_date=true]

Alexandria, Louisiana

[rss url=http://w1.weather.gov/xml/current_obs/KAEX.rss show_links=true show_summary=true show_author=true   show_date=true]

[rss url=https://alerts.weather.gov/cap/wwaatmget.php?x=LAZ028&y=1 show_summary=true show_author=true   show_date=true]

Dallas, Texas

[rss url=http://w1.weather.gov/xml/current_obs/KADS.rss show_summary=true show_author=true   show_date=true]

[rss url=https://alerts.weather.gov/cap/wwaatmget.php?x=TXZ119&y=0 show_summary=true show_author=true   show_date=true]

Disaster Information

Federal disaster information feeds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

[rss url=https://www.fema.gov/news/recentnews_rss.fema show_summary=false show_author=true   show_date=true]

 

Travel Alerts

Click here for DHS’s thing:
https://www.dhs.gov/ntas/

And here’s State’s information:
https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings.html

Travel Alerts – According to DOS, these are short term/situational events that you should be aware of when traveling to another country. Examples they give include stuff like worker strikes or protests during an election, a disease outbreak, or elevated risk of terrorist attacks.

[rss url=https://travel.state.gov/_res/rss/TAs.xml show_summary=false show_author=true   show_date=true]

Travel Warnings  – These are more long term. DOS says this means you should consider very carefully if you want to make the trip to one of these countries. Examples include unstable governments, civil war, frequent terrorist attacks, sustained high levels of violence, etc.

[rss url=https://travel.state.gov/_res/rss/TWs.xml show_summary=false show_author=true   show_date=true]

 

Department of State

Even though counterterrorism or law enforcement aren’t State’s mission, they do have several threat rss feeds.

[rss url=https://www.state.gov/rss/channels/ct.xml show_title=true show_links=true show_summary=false show_author=true show_date=true]

[rss url=https://www.state.gov/rss/channels/inl.xml show_title=true show_links=true show_summary=false show_author=true show_date=true]

[rss url=https://www.state.gov/rss/channels/tip.xml show_title=true show_links=true show_summary=false show_author=true show_date=true]

 

Good Deals/Sales

A feed from the slickdeals.net front page.

[rss url=https://slickdeals.net/newsearch.php?mode=frontpage&searcharea=deals&searchin=first&rss=1 show_summary=false show_author=false show_date=true]

 

DHS

Threat information from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), including the National Terrorism Advisory System and Cybersecurity alerts.

National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Alerts

[rss url=https://www.dhs.gov/ntas/1.1/feed.xml show_title=true show_links=true show_summary=true show_author=true show_date=true]

Cybersecurity

[rss url=https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts.xml show_summary=false show_author=false   show_date=true]

DOJ and FBI

Information from the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) focused on federal law enforcement, significant cases in the news, and other alerts.

FBI Top Stories

[rss url=https://www.fbi.gov/feeds/fbi-top-stories/rss.xml show_title=true show_links=true show_summary=true show_author=true   show_date=true]

[rss url=https://www.fbi.gov/feeds/fbi-in-the-news/rss.xml show_title=true show_links=true show_summary=true show_author=true   show_date=true]

Kidnappings and Missing Persons

[rss url=https://www.fbi.gov/feeds/kidnappings–missing-persons/rss.xml show_title=true show_links=true show_summary=true show_author=true   show_date=true]

FBI Intelligence

[rss url=https://www.fbi.gov/feeds/intelligence-stories/rss.xml show_title=true show_links=true show_summary=true show_author=true   show_date=true]