National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA) issues 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season outlook, predicting more than a dozen named storms, with as many as nine becoming hurricanes
- Leading critical event management provider highlights importance of timely and reliable communication in safeguarding communities during severe weather events
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Everbridge Empowers State and Local Governments to Enhance Preparedness and Resilience for 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season (Graphic: Business Wire)
“Effective communication between emergency managers, first responders, search and rescue teams, and the general public remains critical in saving lives during hurricanes,” emphasized
Everbridge supports some of the most populated cities and counties along the
The impact of severe weather events, particularly hurricanes, necessitates proactive measures to ensure public safety and community resilience. “Part of any comprehensive emergency management plan is to be prepared for impacts to your community and how to provide effective communication to citizens,” said
Leveraging the Everbridge Platform, state and local governments can follow these best practices to effectively communicate with citizens during a crisis:
Deploy a population-wide system to deliver critical updates and information directly to citizens’ mobile devices. Communities can implement a simple and quick opt-in solution, for example, allowing citizens to text a specific keyword or zip code to a designated SMS short code.
Establish a risk data sharing network that connects the public and private sectors. This network facilitates the sharing of life-saving information between government agencies, hospitals, universities, airports, and local businesses, enhancing the ability to respond promptly to emergency situations.
Develop special/functional needs registries to identify at-risk individuals during emergencies. This ensures that high-priority individuals, such as those in nursing homes and hospitals, receive specialized care and attention.
Create incident zones based on geographic location to trigger mobile emergency alerts when individuals enter or return to an area designated.
Maximize outreach with robust database of contacts. To complement opt-in databases, emergency officials turn to the Everbridge Resident Connection database – a comprehensive database of landline, voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) and cellular business and residential contacts to reach the greater population with more confidence.
During the 2022
Everbridge (Nasdaq: EVBG) empowers enterprises and government organizations to anticipate, mitigate, respond to, and recover stronger from critical events. In today’s unpredictable world, resilient organizations minimize impact to people and operations, absorb stress, and return to productivity faster when deploying critical event management (CEM) technology. Everbridge digitizes organizational resilience by combining intelligent automation with the industry’s most comprehensive risk data to Keep People Safe and Organizations Running™. For more information, visit https://www.everbridge.com/, read the company blog, and follow on Twitter. Everbridge… Empowering Resilience.
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