Interactive Visibility: SMARTWeather
Location-Based Weather Alerting
Severe weather events can jeopardize the safety of employees, citizens, key stakeholders and others. Unfortunately, you can’t prevent these events from happening, but you can prepare yourself by setting up an emergency alert. Everbridge’s SMART Weather Alerting leverages AccuWeather and Weather Decision Technologies to provide location-specific severe weather alerts from the National Weather Service at the speed of a click to help keep everyone informed and safe.
What is SMART?
Notifications that are:
- Specific – Detailed emergency alerts, geographies and stop start times
- Map-driven – Visual weather and select targets using GIS maps and shapes
- Automated – Deliver alerts to contacts and members automatically through SMS weather text alerts
- Rules-based – Use rules to determine when a message should be triggered
- Targeted – Deliver the right message to the right person automatically
150+ Weather Alerts
Access to more than 150 different types of the most accurate location-specific weather and severe weather alerts, including hail and lightning.
Automated Weather Alerts
Automatically send out weather alerts to all affected recipients in an impact area for highly time-sensitive alerts, such as tornado warnings.
Protect Your Employees and Community Members
Customize how you keep your employees, residents and other key stakeholders informed and safe with automatic email, SMS, voice or push notifications to all subscribers in an impact area.
Targeted Weather Alerts
Precise, meteorologist-drawn maps of impacted areas speed up contact selection and notification of people in harm’s way.
Threshold-based Weather Alerts
Set up specialized severe weather alerts to notify response teams, such as emergency managers or business continuity teams and have them join conference calls to coordinate response.
Living on the coast, hurricane evacuations are a matter of life and death. The Everbridge system allowed us to quickly contact thousands of residents who were affected by Hurricane Ike, rapidly communicating warnings and madatory evacuation orders within minutes was critical for public safety as Hurricane Ike approached Galveston Island.
New Orleans is an event-driven city, so we use the Everbridge system nearly every week to communicate with residents and visitors. In addition to this, our fire and EMS departments use the system daily. We are always in need of some form of communication with our residents or internally with our employees, and the Everbridge system is the one we choose for every situation.
If we’ve got severe weather, and if we need to notify people about missing children, vulnerable adults, or if we’ve got something happening where we have to shelter-inplace, we’ll use Everbridge. Whenever we deem that an emergency might happen, if we have to use it, we’ll use it.