Photo of a hurricane from space with the acronym IPAWS overlayed
May 25, 2018 by Elizabeth Turick

Today’s emergency alert systems need to be reliable and accurate. In the wake of the terrifying January 2018 false alert to...

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January 29, 2018 by Elizabeth Turick

As an emergency official, you know emergency notification plans get outdated quickly. It’s easy for communication plans to fall to...

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November 6, 2017 by Elizabeth Turick

During an emergency, you need to know how to send alerts to the public and provide life-saving information efficiently and effectively. Fortunately,...

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September 23, 2016 by adam

Recent events in New York City and New Jersey have reminded us of the importance of using the nation’s Integrated...

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March 3, 2016 by adam

The concept of using the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) is gradually growing...

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June 8, 2015 by adam

Are we providing enough information to residents about alerts and warnings? The global answer in most cases is probably not. The...

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