Global Clients Turn to Leading Incident Notification Provider During Hurricane Preparedness Week
LOS ANGELES, CA – May 24, 2011 – Everbridge, the world’s recognized leader in incident notification systems, today announced that in the wake of National Hurricane Preparedness Week, May 22-28 2011, numerous clients are proactively testing their notification service and preparing for the upcoming hurricane season with Everbridge’s SmartGIS application. AccuWeather® predicts this year will be an above average hurricane season, and forecasts a total of 15 named tropical storms. Eight of which will attain hurricane status and three will attain major hurricane status according to AccuWeather, indicating that severe weather preparation will be critically important this year.
Each year during hurricane season, citizens living along coastal and inland communities face the danger of these powerful storms. Many experience high winds, storm surges and flooding; the hazards of hurricanes can destroy communities, interrupt critical business operations and have costly effects. For nearly a decade, Everbridge has been the trusted tool of choice for organizations facing inclement weather, and who recognize the importance of communicating with stakeholders. Everbridge leverages the most accurate, local, timely forecasts and severe weather alerts from AccuWeather to keep vital personnel up to date and when and where severe weather may strike.
The award-winning Everbridge SmartGIS service, which utilizes highly accurate NAVTEQ® mapping data, delivers precisely targeted notifications. With the visual intelligence of a Web 2.0 platform, leaders can make targeted decisions on whom to send notifications to during a storm’s lifecycle. As hurricane activity updates come in from AccuWeather, SmartGIS provides the capability to directly target notification recipients.
”AccuWeather provides its clients with mission-critical weather information that enables enterprises to protect lives, property, and business continuity,” Brad Mitchell, Chief Commercial Officer for AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions said. “Working with partners like Everbridge, we are able to get our warnings and alerts out more efficiently – helping enterprises all over the U.S. to proactively protect their business from the dangers of severe weather.”
“Everbridge SmartGIS is a powerful resource for organizations to utilize during any predictable or unforeseen weather-related event,” said Cinta Putra, Chief Executive Officer for Everbridge.“ Taking the proactive step in being prepared for this upcoming hurricane season and carefully planning out notification tactics, our clients are doing the very best to mitigate the weather’s impact on their organization and their constituents.”
For more information on what you can do to prepare for the 2011 hurricane season, please visit http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/.
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 is backed by redundant data centers offering unmatched availability and Zero-Single-Point-of-Failure. Everbridge serves organizations in more than 100 countries— including the State of Connecticut, Salesforce.com, Marathon Oil Corporation, the American Red Cross, Seton Hall University and Virginia Tech — who 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.
Michelle Van Jura
Tel: (646) 781-9323
Director, Product Marketing