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Ensuring Resiliency During Jonas and Severe Winter Weather Season

As devastating severe winter weather continues to attack the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, cities and counties work tirelessly to keep residents safe and return life to normalcy.   It was a historic storm, as Jonas snow totals “topped out near 42 inches in West Virginia and at least 14 states in total received more than a foot of snow from the storm.” 

While residents were left to counter record amounts of snowfall, power outages, road closures and additional incidents, the Everbridge critical communications system was used by over 750 counties, cities and emergency organizations to send more than 14 million messages. Overall, Everbridge customers sent a total of over 17 million messages related to Jonas. These messages enabled communities to engage with residents in preparation for, and throughout the storm—improving severe weather awareness and adherence to emergency announcements.

During severe weather and emergency events, Everbridge and Nixle are committed to providing reliable communication channels between emergency managers, law enforcement and the residents they serve.  We are here to help.  Utilize our Emergency Live Operator phone line where a representative will assist you in sending an emergency notification. Or call our Everbridge Support Center, available 24×7 – details on how to reach us can be found here:

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Below are a few informative pieces to use in your emergency and severe weather preparation plans:


  1. El Nino 2015-16: What’s Ahead and Winter Weather Preparedness


View the slides from our webinar, El Nino 2015-16: What’s Ahead and Winter Weather Preparedness, hosted by Mike Gauthier and Dave Gold from WDT, a global leader in providing state-of-the-science weather detection, nowcasting, and forecasting systems. The slides will highlight:


  • What’s in store for the upcoming season
  • Best practices for severe weather notification
  • How to mitigate El Nino and winter storm damage


  1. Severe Weather Response: Best Practices for Protecting Residents Using Community Engagement


Each year, severe weather impacts residents all over the country. In areas where disaster strikes more frequently, preparing for these seasonal emergencies has become the norm for communities and public safety. Emergency managers and law enforcement need to be able to adapt to changing technologies to be able to engage with residents on a meaningful level during severe weather.  


Download the white paper, Severe Weather Response: Best Practices for Protecting Residents Using Community Engagement to learn about best practices to ensure resident safety during severe weather events. Those best practices include:


  • Keep residents updated during the lifecycle of an event
  • Use maps and images when needed
  • Utilize multiple communications channels
  • Allow for an easy community engagement opt-in process


To learn more about how Everbridge and Nixle can assist emergency managers and law enforcement in times of emergency, please visit: