Weather Notifications Keep Population Informed and Safe During Unforeseen Weather Events
LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 31, 2011 – Everbridge, the world’s recognized leader in incident notification systems, today announced that the Huron County Emergency Management Agency of Ohio has selected Everbridge SmartGIS as its notification system along with alerts from AccuWeather® SkyGuard. The integrated solutions will provide Huron County residents with accurate weather broadcasts based on geographic location.
As severe weather rapidly develops, AccuWeather meteorologists can trigger client- specific notifications that are delivered to thousands in minutes. Within the Everbridge notification platform, local authorities are able to utilize highly accurate, local, timely and customized weather warnings supplied by AccuWeather to send precision-targeted notifications and give emergency responders enough time to coordinate, communicate, and prepare for inclement weather.
“After extensively reviewing notification systems for integrated weather alerting capabilities, we selected Everbridge’s partnership with AccuWeather. It is the most robust system we reviewed by far,” said Jason Roblin, Director of Huron County Emergency Management Agency. “Our goal is to keep our citizens informed ahead of drastic weather. With the reliability of Everbridge and the accuracy of AccuWeather, we discovered a whole layer of protection we didn’t know existed in the market place.”
“One of Everbridge’s primary goals is to empower state and local governments with effective tools to communicate with and inform its citizens,” said Cinta Putra, chief executive officer, Everbridge. “Having this partnership with AccuWeather allows us to meet the needs and expectations of local agencies to effectively communicate weather warnings and deliver a safer, more connected environment for all communities.”
“AccuWeather’s SkyGuard is a service where our clients have meteorologists assigned to monitor their organization for specific weather impacts, even if the government has not issued a warning,” said Bradley J. Mitchell, Chief Commercial Officer, AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions “Working with Everbridge, clients are able to quickly receive accurate, actionable weather information above and beyond what government sources provide. It really gives our clients peace of mind to have our experts watching their back.” Everbridge SmartGIS is integrated with AccuWeather to deliver customized weather alerts and warnings to organizations in the path of dangerous, severe weather.
Everbridge, the world’s recognized leader in incident notification systems, merges technology with industry expertise to help millions of people communicate in a crisis, manage operational incidents and connect on a daily basis. The company’s notification platform and incident lifecycle communications model makes communicating to many as simple and effective as communicating to one. Organizations and civilian agencies in more than 100 countries—including USMC MCAS Yuma, Salesforce.com, Marathon Oil Corporation, the State of Connecticut, the American Red Cross, and Virginia Tech—rely on Everbridge for their emergency notification and day-to-day communication needs. For more information about Everbridge, visit www.everbridge.com
About AccuWeather, Inc.
AccuWeather delivers mission-critical, weather-driven, enterprise solutions that assist business, government, media, and institutions worldwide in protecting their people, property and profits from the effects of weather. AccuWeather’s enterprise products include the most accurate, site-specific, customized severe weather warnings, short- and long-range forecasts, and applied weather information. In addition, the 116 AccuWeather meteorologists present forecasts and severe weather bulletins each day to one quarter of a billion persons worldwide via the free AccuWeather.com website, mobile devices and IPTV, through the airwaves, and in print. More than 50,000 third-party Internet sites display AccuWeather content, including the wallstreetjournal.com, CBS News Mobile, and WABC-TV New York. Visit www.accuweather.com for more information.
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