January 24, 2012: Are You Prepared For Winter Weather?
- Published on Tuesday, 24 January 2012 18:03
- Written by Mike McClain, Web Editor
Informational Update For January 24, 2012
Icy roads. Downed power lines. Last year's record-breaking winter storms brought extreme snowfall, ice storms, and wind gusts over 60 mph, causing power outages, bridge and road closures, and severe interruptions across a wide range of states. Many organizations were caught unprepared, or lacked a communications solution with a robust elastic infrastructure that could support multiple large regional weather events at the same time, and were left unable to effectively respond to events on the ground.
Is your organization ready for Winter 2012?
Here are a few examples of how organizations have successfully managed winter weather events using Everbridge's emergency and incident communication solutions:
A Fortune 500 company re-routed employees on the way to a company sales conference
A regional health system issued a code yellow for storm related incidents
A police department delivered storm staffing schedules to officers
A major city informed residents of a parking ban due to heavy snow
Download the 2012 Everbridge Winter Weather Response Kit
The Winter Weather Response Kit includes sample winter weather message maps, a white paper detailing how to define communication needs during the six stages of a crisis and create messages that work, and a case study about how Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance navigated a major ice storm with the help of Everbridge Aware.
Don't wait for the first storm to hit! Get ready now with this free 2012 Winter Weather Response Kit.
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