As the chance of blizzards increases, so does the need for community awareness of important winter storm safety reminders. With the busy holiday season taking precedence in people’s minds, emergency officials are charged with the responsibility to prepare their communities for dangerous conditions.
Blizzards and other winter storms bring vast volumes of snow and are incredibly dangerous. According to a study released by the University of Georgia there were 13,852 reported deaths due to winter conditions from 1996 to 2011.
How can CodeRED help emergency managers work to avoid disaster each year?
The CodeRED system allows emergency managers to shift away from reactive disaster planning to a much more proactive approach that includes multiple methods of message delivery to ensure a greater audience. Below is a list of measures emergency managers can take with CodeRED:
Proactive messages to the public
Proactive education on terminology
For more terminology, visit www.weather.gov
Messages to the public during a storm
Education on recovery efforts
Deliver your messages in every way
The most important action an emergency manager can take with CodeRED is using every tool of message delivery possible. When sending a notification, make sure to check the box on each delivery method to maximize your reach and inform as many as possible.
On December 13th the CodeRED Launcher mobile application introduced new functionality enabling users to share emergency alerts directly from the app to a linked social media page. This allows you to communicate your important messages via another method of delivery and increases your reach to residents. Contact your CodeRED representative today to register for a quick webinar on the new social media enhancement.
Contact our CodeRED Customer Care team today to set up pre-created scenarios for your community and make sure you are ready for the winter weather