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USA LIVE STORM CHASING SCHEDULED TO COMMENCE ON
11th April 2022

I'm excited to invite our supporters on this year's storm chase to tornado alley. Please take some time to read the information below on how to join us on our storm chases.

HOW TO ACCESS THE LIVE STREAM:
Live streaming is accessed through our supporter portal which is managed via Patreon.
Emergency Management - Refer to bottom of page
www.patreon.com/danielshaw
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WHICH TIER DO YOU CHOOSE:

  • You can instantly access the USA live storm chasing via the Patreon GOLD Tier.
  • When you support me via Patreon, payment for that calendar month or part thereof is processed immediately.
  • Long term / ongoing Bronze and Silver Tier Patreon Supporters may qualify for special access to USA Live Storm Chasing. Please read the Patreon Tier descriptions for details.
  • Qualifying Bronze and Silver supporters will be emailed prior to the commencement of each season.

STREAMING DURATION AND FREQUENCY:
Live streaming is expected to take place only when all the following apply:

  • There is storm activity that warrants interception and tracking.
  • I am in a position to intercept severe weather (geographic location and travel times / safe repositioning permitting).
  • I am well rested and can undertake this activity safely.
  • Vehicle, camera equipment and uplink connectivity are working without technical issues.

It's expected there will be between 30 to 40 live streams that will take place across April, May and June.

STREAMING ARCHIVE & SENSITIVE CONTENT:

  • Once a live stream has finished, it will be available for replay for up to 14 days post broadcast. (For private viewing by the supporter only)
  • If sensitive content is captured which is not suitable for replay, an archive stream may be removed immediately following the broadcast.
  • DVR Mode will be activated on the Patreon live stream. Up to 4 hours rewind may be available when live.

LIVE STREAMING NOTIFICATIONS:

USING PATREON DONATIONS TOWARDS PHOTO ORDERS:

  • Your support via Patreon may be used as a credit for photo orders from my Flickr Gallery.
  • Photos are delivered in .JPG format via a download link. (Please allow up to 14 days for delivery during peak activity)
  • Photos may be purchased separately via the "Support Us" link on the home page.
  • For supporters on all tiers the rate of $25.00 USD per photo applies.
  • To use your Patreon support credit towards a photo order, please use this form to submit your request.
    PATREON SUPPORTER PHOTO REQUEST

PHOTO USAGE TERMS:

  • Photos to be used for personal / display purposes only.
  • Photos may be printed and used in a personal / commercial setting, such as a home or office.
  • Photos may NOT be used on a website, blog, article, or editorial.
  • For editorial or commercial licensing, please email me with your requirements.

COMMUNITY GUIDELINES:

  • We ask all participants in our live chat to respect one another.
  • Any person found abusing, harassing or controlling other members will be removed.
  • No advertising or commercial activities are permitted in any forum.
  • If you feel another user is abusing these guidelines please let me know by emailing info@dsconsultancy.com - Send screen captures where possible.

HELP & OTHER ASSISTANCE:

  • If you need assistance please feel free to email  info@dsconsultancy.com
  • A dedicated technical alert system has been established that allows real time feedback to alert me about streaming issues. A link on how to access this system will be available either by email or via Patreon.
  • Emails are generally answered after a storm chase, after being well rested such as down days. Delays must be expected after a major event or incident.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACCESS:
If you are a warning coordinator at the National Weather Service, Skywarn Net Co-ordinator or County/State Emergency Manager, and are needing to access the live stream to assist with your emergency operations, immediate free access will be made available when possible. Your request will be prioritized above all others. Please use the form below to request access and follow up your request with a phone call.

CLICK HERE TO REQUEST EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACCESS

THANK YOU
Thank you to all our supporters who have helped us continue what we do best. We could not do this without your generous support and we look forward to another safe & amazing storm season.

Daniel Shaw

Tracking (Active when chasing)

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