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Tornadoes and Turmoil:Staying Ahead of the StormKen ReevesVice President and Director, Forecasting OperationsAccuWeather
About Everbridge• Leader in incident notification systems• Fast-growing global company with more than 1,500 clients in more than 100 countries• Serve the Global 2000, healthcare systems, state and local government, federal government, military, financial services firms, and universities• 100% focused on incident notification solutions that merge technology and expertise 3
AgendaPart 1: Presentation• The 2011 Severe Weather forecast• Reducing risks by planning communications• Keeping others informed of facility closures, hazardous conditions, and morePart 2: Q&A 4
Q&A Note: slides are currently available to everyone on blog.everbridge.com Use the Q&A function to submit your questions. 5
Tornadoes and Turmoil:Staying Ahead of the StormKen ReevesAccuWeather Enterprise Solutions
You create an effective plan• Consider people affected by your organization• Walk through every possible emergency scenario• Make choices about types of messages• Determine channels of communication • How will these messages be delivered? • How will you know the message was received? • Is there a confirmation process? • Is an automated system in place?• Pre-messaging• Deep background education• Hone and refine actual message
Are your first responders preparedto send your message? Tornadoes• Key personnel may Hail Storms be unavailable• Have teams ready for day or late night hazards Floods• Take into consideration Lightning hazard may have effected team member• Ensure an alternate Snow Storms reliable decision maker is in place if key personnel is Wind Damage unavailable due to hazard or schedule absences or illness
Expert Insight: Huron County, OhioChallenges:• Tornado & prevalent flood prone region• Accurate shape files for notifying the ‘right’ households• Up-to-date weather information to coordinate respondersSolution: SmartGIS® & AccuWeather®• Meteorologist-backed weather intelligence• Notify specific households with location-based information• Early warning for first-responders and emergency personnel“Our goal is to keep our citizens informed ahead of drasticweather. With the reliability of Everbridge and the accuracy ofAccuWeather, we discovered a whole layer of protection wedidn’t know existed in the market place.”-- Jason Roblin,Director of Huron County Emergency Management Agency
About Everbridge• Leader in incident notification systems• Fast-growing global company with more than 1,500 clients in more than 100 countries• Serve the Global 2000, healthcare systems, state and local government, federal government, military, financial services firms, and universities• 100% focused on incident notification solutions that merge technology and expertise 40
Incident notification solutions addresscommon communication challenges• Communicate quickly, easily, and • Reduce miscommunications and efficiently with large numbers of control rumors with accurate, people in minutes, not hours, making consistent messages sure that the lines of communication are open • Satisfy regulatory requirements• Receive feedback from your with extensive and complete messages by using polling reporting of communication attempts capabilities and two-way acknowledgements from recipients• Ensure two-way communications to get feedback from message • Deliver refined, prepared , timed receivers messages to each pre-designated audience group, by scenario 41
Key evaluation criteria for anincident notification system • Experience and expertise • Ease of use • Ease of integration 42
Missed anything?Q&A Slides are currently available on blog.everbridge.com Use the Q&A function to submit your questions. 43
Communication resourcesContact information Upcoming webinars: • System Demo (May 31) www.everbridge.com/webinarsKen Reeves White papers, literature, case email@example.com www.everbridge.com/resourcesAccuWeather Follow us:firstname.lastname@example.org blog.everbridge.com twitter.com/everbridge1.814.235.8600 facebook.com/everbridgeinc youtube.com/user/everbridgeKeith Tyndallkeith.email@example.com Reminder Everbridge Insights webinars qualify for Continuing Education Activity Points (CEAPs) for DRII certifications. Visit www.drii.org to register your credit. Item Number (Schedule II): 26.3 Activity Group: A 1 Point for each webinar
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