Thankfully that’s better than the 2017 season, which cost more than $282 billion and caused up to 4,770 fatalities. Whether we see two named storms or ten, preparation is your greatest ally against potential devastation. Start by using these automated message templates for your organization’s mass notification system.
When using message templates, there are a few basic guidelines to follow. Start by keeping the message length to a minimum. This ensures recipients can get the most information in the least amount of time. In addition, SMS messages cannot exceed 918 characters; longer messages are broken up into multiple messages that may create confusion.
By creating message templates prior to severe weather, you can generate detailed and informative alerts for every step in your emergency plan. Then in the wake of a hurricane, these messages are ready to be sent to the right audiences. Recipients receive only those messages that apply to them, which helps to eliminate confusion during a stressful time.
Long before a hurricane makes landfall, you need to start sending out emergency notifications. These pre-storm warnings are critical to the safety and security of your employees. The following are template messages you can input into your customizable emergency notification system:
The goal at this time is to provide information regarding business continuity. Since you are not sure about the severity of the storm, the preparatory plan should be to keep your business running while protecting your employees.
Once a hurricane has hit, the emergency messages you send out to employees will reflect a different goal. If your office is in the line of the storm, chances are you need to keep in contact remotely. In addition, you need to have a plan to provide emergency support for affected employees. Message templates that can be useful during a hurricane include:
If your business is affected by a hurricane, it’s likely your employees are too. As such, be sensitive to their situation as you work to continue business functions. Your consideration and concern can help them recover more quickly.
Even though the hurricane has retreated, the real challenge begins in the recovery process. For your business, your main goal is to resume operations as quickly as possible. To do this effectively, implement the following message templates into your emergency notification system:
Your mission at this point is to provide services to resume productivity. However, you must remain empathetic to the needs of your employees who may have suffered serious losses both professionally and personally. Fortunately, you can do both with the use of message alerts this hurricane season. To find out more about how message alerts work, contact OnSolve.