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Severe Weather Preparedness

Natural Disaster and Severe Weather Preparedness, Alerting, Response and Management

Global warming is a legitimate threat, and some analysts estimate by 2050, severe weather and climate-related events could displace 1.2 billion people across the globe, putting communities and the businesses they support at risk. As global climate change leads to more severe weather conditions, it will continue to threaten more individuals and the environments where they live. Building resilience against natural hazards and climate threats is paramount.

  • Experts predict that severe hurricanes will double by 2050 in all regions across the globe.
  • The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) warns that wildfires may result in a global crisis by becoming more frequent and intense and causing severe drought conditions and high temperatures.

Severe weather such as hurricanes, floods, tornados, and other weather-related events put millions in harm’s way every year. Often, preparedness on the part of responders, government agencies, healthcare organizations, and private companies can mean the difference between life and death.

Benefits of Everbridge's Weather Alerting Capabilities

Effective Community Communications

  •  Share weather-related information with residents, emergency managers, organizational and community leaders and government officials.
  • Build  community communication pipeline in preparation for a critical event and raise awareness of potential hazards.

Accessibility for Critical Communications

  • Address public safety and emergency management needs with tools to understand demographics such as language, special needs, and communicate the essentials like power, food, water, etc. ​
  • Reach populations in an emergency in the ways they want to receive information. Identify who to communicate with, and notify them through multiple channels.

Reach Multiple Agencies and Jurisdictions

  • Share timely and accurate information across departments and agencies.
  • Eliminate lack of insight and communication across agencies and jurisdictions to save lives​.
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Enterprise Resilience

Mitigate Weather Impact

Climate events can impact your employees, infrastructure, brand, and operations; developing business resiliency during these potentially harmful events is imperative. This kit outlines how to assess and mitigate the impact a severe weather event can have on your organization and employees.

Are you prepared to assess threats before they arise, and effectively communicate with your employees during a severe weather event?

Public Safety and Emergency Management

Improve Communication

When severe weather strikes, communication between emergency managers, emergency responders, search and rescue teams, and the general population can be the key to life or death.
Download this tip sheet to learn communication best practices to help keep people safe.

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Communication Planning and Tools for Severe Weather

Everbridge has been a trusted and proven partner to public safety and emergency management agencies for over 20 years. From natural disasters like fires or floods, to human-made threats, Everbridge has developed best practices to help monitor potential hazards, prepare and respond to incidents and reach people to keep them safe.

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Severe Weather Response

Everbridge provides emergency response coordinators with best practices as they deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, the upcoming Hurricane Irma, and other severe weather events.

  • “With SMART Weather, certain weather events will trigger an all-employee communication immediately, cutting delivery time down to sixty seconds or less. In life safety, this is a huge time savings.”

    James Green, Business Continuity Program Manager, PSCU

  • “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.”

    Scott MacKissock, Emergency Manager, Morrison County

  • “When there is a severe weather warning or a tsunami, we activate our command center and our Emergency Management Team is ready to take action. Message alerts are sent out through Everbridge – we use mobile phone, text, email, and home and business phones.”

    Shari Minato, Vice President and Business Continuity Manager, First Hawaiian Bank


Critical Event Management

Learn from Everbridge CTO, Imad Mouline, how Everbridge Critical Event Management can help protect your people and assets.

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Gartner Perspective

SRM Leaders Must Plan Immediately for Climate Change Risk or Become Outmoded

Climate change is an operational risk for Security Risk Managers (SRM). Investors and stakeholders are driving organizations to strategize and manage material risks arising from climate change. Security and risk management leaders must be involved or accept that they will not have the resources to manage this operational risk.