Everbridge Emergency Notification System Used to Save Lives during New England Storms and Floods
LOS ANGELES, CA – April 08, 2010 – Everbridge, the world’s recognized leader in incident notification systems, today announced that organizations in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island used the company’s emergency notification system to issue flood warnings during the worst rain storms that New England has seen in over 200 years. States, cities, hospitals, and disaster preparedness/support organizations used the Everbridge solution to deliver time-sensitive, crucial information to ensure the safety of their audiences during the floods.
Everbridge clients across New England used the Everbridge Aware® system to notify their residents, employees, medical personnel, and first responders of floods, road closures, shelter locations, and power outages. In Boston, a chapter of the American Red Cross used Everbridge to contact volunteers, secure emergency supplies and maintain open channels of communications with emergency personnel.
According to the Connecticut State Police, the CT ALERT-ENS (emergency notification system) performed exactly as it was designed, and has been successful in sending out hundreds of thousands of messages to residents in different locations throughout the State during its state of emergency. Emergency personnel and community leaders were very pleased to see the successful adoption and usage of the CT ALERT-ENS in protecting the people of Connecticut.
“Although natural disasters can be unpredictable, organizations that are prepared and able to respond to these situations quickly and effectively can make a difference in saving lives,” said Cinta Putra, Chief Executive Officer for Everbridge. “These types of real-world examples support our commitment to ongoing training and demonstrate that the Everbridge emergency notification system performs exactly as designed.”
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 in more than 100 countries—including 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