Hurricane season is here, and it is important to be prepared to respond effectively if bad weather hits your area. The forecast for the 2017’s hurricane season has been updated with more active storms predicted; the NOAA now expects 14-19 total named storms in the Atlantic. We’ve already had more than a year’s worth of named storms when you look at the long-term average, and we're just past the midpoint of the season. Having a crisis communication plan and effective response, complete with the tools available today for instantaneous, consistent and reliable messaging is imperative.
Sending Alert Notifications Can Save Time, Money & Lives When Mother Nature Strikes
Did you get an alert notification that the season changed? The official first day of fall was a little over a week ago but the beginning of October really gets people thinking about the new season. Pumpkin spice is everywhere and pumpkins themselves are popping up on front steps and back porches. As we start decorating for fall, sewing our kids Halloween costumes and enjoying the cooler weather, let’s not forget that winter weather is waiting right around the corner ready to give us a spook!
Since September is National Preparedness Month and because winter weather will be here soon, here’s a list you’ll want to keep handy!
As individuals we worry about our families, our homes, our pets and even our cars when the snowy season arrives. We’re not the only ones who have concerns. Property managers and owners have a great responsibility as well when it comes to preparing for the winter season.
If you haven’t been to see Jurassic World yet, hurry while it’s still in theaters. Even though it has somewhat of a predictable story line and didn’t give me quite the scare as the original Jurassic Park movie, it was enjoyable to watch and still thrilling to see dinosaurs on the big screen. But enough about my very amateur review. Being in the emergency communications industry, I couldn’t help but think about some of the lessons that can be learned from the way the, eh, emergency situation was handled. I’ll try not to spoil the plot if you haven’t seen it, but I can’t make any promises! Without further ado, below are three things Jurassic World can teach us about emergency communications.
Most of us live day-to-day, not thinking of those affected by disasters unless it makes the national news. One Emergency Notification Service shows in real-time, worldwide events that require coordination, management and constant communications.
Awaking this morning to the news of yet another massive earthquake in Nepal was heartbreaking. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those who are suffering and to the aid workers who are assembling in Nepal to help those who are helpless. If you’re interested in donating to help those in need, you should consider identify a list of already vetted organizations you can donate to with confidence.
How Does Your Business Provide Emergency Communications During A Power Outage?
Spring is a time of warmer temperatures and new life outside our windows. It is also a time when the weather can cause disruptions in our lives and, if we’re not prepared, it can be a time where we find ourselves in trouble and in need of an emergency communications system.
These Emergency Preparedness Tips Will Get You Thinking
If you haven’t noticed a theme among many of our blog posts, I’ll fill you in, we like to talk a lot about emergency preparedness. It’s our mission, to give you the communication tools you need to help keep people safe during a crisis.
Pocketstop’s Mass Notification System Alerts People to Stay Away
In recent news, we’ve had to hear about the harsh reality of an active shooter in public places like shopping malls, schools and movie theaters. A quick Google search for “active shooter” retrieves nearly 5 million hits. It’s a hot topic out there in the world of creating an effective emergency preparedness plan.
When it comes to an organization’s emergency preparedness plan, often we become complacent in our preparations or succumb to the thought that “it won’t happen to me.” Unfortunately, disaster does not discriminate and all of us are as some risk for bad things happening. Emergency planning, a robust emergency preparedness plan and a mass notification system can help us mitigate the bad things that may just come our way.
Reducing Response Time Contributes to Positive Outcomes
It’s early Saturday afternoon and your shopping center is alive with the buzzing of people ready to bring in the fall season. You see a few people who have even donned light jackets despite the summer’s sun that hasn’t quite quit just yet. As a shopping mall property manager, your responsibilities are in full swing on this busy day. You’re ready for anything!