This is a very interesting article on a topic that I do not know much about. What I like about this article is the idea of reoccurring disaster. We all know what happens to a community that is hit by a category 3 or 4 hurricane. Just think about all of the prep and warning that goes into dealing with a hurricane in our society. The news talks about nothing but the coming hurricane for a week prior to landfall. What happens to a fallen society that is oblivious to a coming hurricane.
By utilizing a device like this you could read information that would for warn you about the changes in conditions. These conditions coupled with physical observations will allow you to make preparations when necessary. Can you imagine the toll if a big coastal city is hit by a pop up hurricane in a grid down world?