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    • audio dial-in access code note1-516-453-0014 197-359-123 slides are currently available on the Everbridge blog blog.everbridge.com twitter.com/everbridge facebook.com/everbridgeinc youtube.com/user/everbridge
    • 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
    • Spring 2011 Forecast from February © 2011 AccuWeather.com
    • Spring 2011 review © 2011 AccuWeather.com
    • Spring 2011 review © 2011 AccuWeather.com
    • Spring 2011 review © 2011 AccuWeather.com
    • Warnings by the numbers•  AccuWeather issued over 2,000 actionable warnings to clients over a 72-hour period •  Over 3,000 communications with clients •  Detection of the user-defined severe event within 6 miles of a location with 20 minutes of notice•  National Weather Service tornado false alarm rate is at 75% •  Only 1 out of every 4 tornado warnings verifies •  Average time issued in advance of the event 13 minutes © 2011 AccuWeather.com
    • When this is what can happen…You need timeliness and accuracy © 2011 AccuWeather.com
    • Where tornadoes strike © 2011 AccuWeather.com
    • Keys to severe thunderstorms and tornadoes•  Huge impact but small area •  Can be less than a football field wide•  Devastating consequences in minutes •  Critical decisions to be made in seconds •  Be prepared•  It is not always the direct hit that causes the biggest problem •  Real life environmental examples in Japan •  Be prepared•  Not the only threat… © 2011 AccuWeather.com
    • Wet is an understatement © 2011 AccuWeather.com
    • March and April 2011 review © 2011 AccuWeather.com
    • Memphis beaten © 2011 AccuWeather.com
    • Vicksburg rising © 2011 AccuWeather.com
    • Flooding•  Longer lasting problem with broader scope •  More advance notice because more defined risk, longer lead time •  Hidden stories from Hurricane Katrina•  Just like with severe weather, fixed assets in the way•  Damage can be just as great and have a lingering effect on your organization © 2011 AccuWeather.com
    • Hurricanes•  Combines the effects of both severe weather and flooding •  More than just a coastal issue•  More frequent than large-scale floods•  Potential to disrupt is actually a magnitude higher than flooding •  But with generally less lead time for individual storms•  Planning, as always, is critical © 2011 AccuWeather.com
    • April 26, 2010 SST anomaly © 2011 AccuWeather.com
    • April 25, 2011 SST anomaly © 2011 AccuWeather.com 22
    • 2011 Tropical season points Year NTC Tropical Tropical Hurricanes Major Depressions Storms Hurricanes 1971 91 20 13 6 1 1974 72 20 11 4 2 1989 130 15 11 7 2 1996 192 14 14 10 6 1999 185 16 12 8 5 2008 162 17 16 8 5Average 139 17 13 7 3.5NTC: Net Tropical Cyclone ActivityEquals sum of above plus the number of days for each event © 2011 AccuWeather.com
    • 2011 Tropical season points Year US landfalls 1971 5 1974 2 1989 4 1996 4 1999 5 2008 7 © 2011 AccuWeather.com
    • A look back at 2008 © 2011 AccuWeather.com
    • A look back at 2008: Gustav © 2011 AccuWeather.com
    • A look back at 2008: Ike © 2011 AccuWeather.com
    • Before and after Ike © 2011 AccuWeather.com
    • 2011 Tropical season © 2011 AccuWeather.com
    • 2011 Impact regions © 2011 AccuWeather.com
    • Humans can be blamed for higher risk•  Not because of global warming•  Demographics play a large role •  Location of people •  Age •  Income •  Lack of action due to complacency•  In some cases, earlier notice/decisions are the only answer •  Decreases the accuracy of the information needed to make decisions•  Regardless, preparation, information and communication are the keys to success © 2011 AccuWeather.com
    • AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions•  Provides mission-critical, weather-driven solutions to enterprises world-wide.•  Our weather information and warnings are the most accurate, site-specific, and customized.•  Our warnings are based on your criteria and enable your organization to protect your people, property and profits. © 2011 AccuWeather.com
    • Why AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions?•  78% of the Fortune 100 benefit from AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions.•  221 of the Fortune 500 subscribe to AccuWeather services.•  80% of the Class One Railroad mileage in North America subscribe to AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions.•  4 of the top 5 manufacturers in the U.S. leverage AccuWeather unique weather intelligence to run their organizations more effectively.•  Many industry leading companies protect their data centers with SkyGuard site-specific weather alerts. © 2011 AccuWeather.com
    • 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
    • AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions+ Everbridge
    • Keith TyndallProduct Marketing, Director
    • 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
    • Smart GIS – Visual Intelligence
    • 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 studiesreeves@accuweather.com www.everbridge.com/resourcesAccuWeather Follow us:sales@accuweather.com blog.everbridge.com twitter.com/everbridge1.814.235.8600 facebook.com/everbridgeinc youtube.com/user/everbridgeKeith Tyndallkeith.tyndall@everbridge.com1.818.230.9700 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