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    AccuWeather Expands Facebook's Internet.org App, Supports Kenya Launch this Week

    November 11, 2014; 5:48 AM

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    Facebook's Internet.org app provides AccuWeather information and forecasts to under-served countries including Zambia, Tanzania, and Kenya

    AccuWeather Global Weather Center -- November 11, 2014 -- AccuWeather Inc., the global leader in weather information and digital media, is pleased to work with Internet.org, a Facebook-led initiative, as it expands accessible and affordable internet services to the people of Kenya. Free basic services through Facebook's Internet.org app will be available to Airtel customers in Kenya later this week.

    "Facebook's Internet.org app will soon provide people in Kenya with access to locally relevant basic internet services free of charge. This will provide users with information that will help them create new opportunities and improve their lives," said Andrew Bocking, Product Manager of Internet.org at Facebook. "Through the Internet.org app, we will be one step closer to connecting the billions of people without internet access today."

    Airtel Kenya subscribers will have access to a suite of free services offered through Facebook's Internet.org app later this week, including weather, health, education, finance, jobs, communication, and local information. As a key content partner, AccuWeather will provide global weather forecasts and warnings with Superior Accuracy(tm) to benefit this audience.

    "AccuWeather is committed to continuing our work with Internet.org, expanding our support of this important initiative, and making essential online weather forecasts and warnings more affordable and accessible to people in Kenya," said Steven Smith, Chief Digital Officer of AccuWeather, Inc. "Whether people are planning their days or guarding against the dangers of severe weather events, AccuWeather provides the power of accurate, timely, localized, and personalized forecasts to improve and protect peoples' lives."

    Facebook's Internet.org app offers a wide array of AccuWeather information including the 3-day, weekend, 45-day, and hourly forecasts as well as health and travel forecasts. The free app also includes radar where available, satellite maps, weather news, and hurricane and tropical storm information.

    Internet.org's goal is to make affordable Internet access available to the two-thirds of the world who are not yet connected, bringing the same opportunities that the connected world has today to everyone. Facebook's Internet.org app launched on July 31, 2014. Initially available to Airtel customers in Zambia, the app is also available to Tigo customers in Tanzania and will be available to Airtel subscribers in Kenya later this week.

    Airtel Kenya subscribers can access the Internet.org app through the Google Play Store or by visiting www.internet.org on a mobile browser. The service works on smartphones and feature phones.

    About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com Every day over a billion people worldwide rely on AccuWeather to help them plan their lives, protect their businesses, and get more from their day. AccuWeather provides hourly and Minute by Minute(tm) forecasts with Superior Accuracy(tm) for any longitude/latitude on Earth, with customized content and engaging video presentations available on smart phones, tablets, free wired and mobile Internet sites, connected TVs, and Internet appliances, as well as via radio, television, and newspapers. Founded in 1962 by Dr. Joel N. Myers -- a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society who was recognized as one of the top entrepreneurs in American history by Entrepreneur MagazineÂÂÂ's Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs -- AccuWeather also delivers a wide range of highly-customized enterprise solutions to media, business, government, and institutions, as well as news, weather content, and video for more than 180,000 third-party websites. AccuWeather's CEO, Barry Lee Myers, is an award winning leader in global weather information issues and one of the world's most recognized advocates for cooperative relationships between government weather agencies and the weather industry. He is a leader in the digital weather information space.

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      "Seeing others comment that Florence will rank among the costliest U.S. hurricanes of all time is flat-out wrong. While it was, in fact, a catastrophic storm for parts of the Carolinas as we predicted it would be, it is important to put Florence's cost and impact into historical context," said Dr. Joel N. Myers, Founder, President, and Chairman of AccuWeather. "As an expert on severe weather and its economic, financial and human costs, and adjusting for inflation, I would not put Florence in a list of the top 10 nor even the top 25 costliest hurricanes to ever hit the U.S."

    • Statement RE: Today's Miscoded Hurricane Test Warning

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      This afternoon at 12:37 p.m. EDT AccuWeather passed on a hurricane warning for the southeastern U.S. that was intended to be an internal government test, but the government’s computer coding did not so indicate it was a test and it was inadvertently distributed externally by AccuWeather’s computer system when AccuWeather received the warning. The internal test was redistributed not only by AccuWeather on its AccuWeather app and AccuWeather.com website, but by other weather providers that also pass on government warnings. There is no hurricane warning in effect for the southeastern U.S.

    • AccuWeather Wins 2018 APPY Award for Best Weather App

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      AccuWeather, the largest and fastest-growing source of weather forecasts and warnings in the world and a leader in digital media and weather-related big data, won the 2018 APPY Award for Best Weather App for its popular Android app. The APPY Awards are presented by MediaPost Communications. This win marks the second consecutive year that AccuWeather has earned this prestigious distinction.

    AccuWeather Expands Facebook's Internet.org App, Supports Kenya Launch this Week

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    November 11, 2014, 6:25:15 AM EST

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    Facebook's Internet.org app provides AccuWeather information and forecasts to under-served countries including Zambia, Tanzania, and Kenya

    AccuWeather Global Weather Center -- November 11, 2014 -- AccuWeather Inc., the global leader in weather information and digital media, is pleased to work with Internet.org, a Facebook-led initiative, as it expands accessible and affordable internet services to the people of Kenya. Free basic services through Facebook's Internet.org app will be available to Airtel customers in Kenya later this week.

    "Facebook's Internet.org app will soon provide people in Kenya with access to locally relevant basic internet services free of charge. This will provide users with information that will help them create new opportunities and improve their lives," said Andrew Bocking, Product Manager of Internet.org at Facebook. "Through the Internet.org app, we will be one step closer to connecting the billions of people without internet access today."

    Airtel Kenya subscribers will have access to a suite of free services offered through Facebook's Internet.org app later this week, including weather, health, education, finance, jobs, communication, and local information. As a key content partner, AccuWeather will provide global weather forecasts and warnings with Superior Accuracy(tm) to benefit this audience.

    "AccuWeather is committed to continuing our work with Internet.org, expanding our support of this important initiative, and making essential online weather forecasts and warnings more affordable and accessible to people in Kenya," said Steven Smith, Chief Digital Officer of AccuWeather, Inc. "Whether people are planning their days or guarding against the dangers of severe weather events, AccuWeather provides the power of accurate, timely, localized, and personalized forecasts to improve and protect peoples' lives."

    Facebook's Internet.org app offers a wide array of AccuWeather information including the 3-day, weekend, 45-day, and hourly forecasts as well as health and travel forecasts. The free app also includes radar where available, satellite maps, weather news, and hurricane and tropical storm information.

    Internet.org's goal is to make affordable Internet access available to the two-thirds of the world who are not yet connected, bringing the same opportunities that the connected world has today to everyone. Facebook's Internet.org app launched on July 31, 2014. Initially available to Airtel customers in Zambia, the app is also available to Tigo customers in Tanzania and will be available to Airtel subscribers in Kenya later this week.

    Airtel Kenya subscribers can access the Internet.org app through the Google Play Store or by visiting www.internet.org on a mobile browser. The service works on smartphones and feature phones.

    About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com Every day over a billion people worldwide rely on AccuWeather to help them plan their lives, protect their businesses, and get more from their day. AccuWeather provides hourly and Minute by Minute(tm) forecasts with Superior Accuracy(tm) for any longitude/latitude on Earth, with customized content and engaging video presentations available on smart phones, tablets, free wired and mobile Internet sites, connected TVs, and Internet appliances, as well as via radio, television, and newspapers. Founded in 1962 by Dr. Joel N. Myers -- a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society who was recognized as one of the top entrepreneurs in American history by Entrepreneur Magazine’s Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs -- AccuWeather also delivers a wide range of highly-customized enterprise solutions to media, business, government, and institutions, as well as news, weather content, and video for more than 180,000 third-party websites. AccuWeather's CEO, Barry Lee Myers, is an award winning leader in global weather information issues and one of the world's most recognized advocates for cooperative relationships between government weather agencies and the weather industry. He is a leader in the digital weather information space.

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