Emergency Notification, Mass Communication & Crisis Management Blog

When Nature Bites Back: Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Ice Storms, Floods, and Wild Fires

Posted by ERMS Corporation on Mon, Oct 29, 2012

Community and Government Emergency Managers across North America use advanced emergency notification technology to execute the communications portion of their response plan when nature related emergencies and catastrophes happen. Residents in risk prone areas are becoming accustomed to receiving communication from their community and governmentEmergency Alert leaders in a myriad of ways.

Businesses small and large also use emergency notification to communicate “work-from-home” directives or share information about facility closures.

Regardless of the emergency—hurricane, tornado, severe winter weather, flood, or wild fire—communities and businesses alike are concerned for safety of their residents, employees, and stakeholders first – property second.

However, severe nature and weather event notification is much more than just communicating evacuation and return orders to residents, employees and stakeholders. Continuity, Risk, and Emergency Management professionals, using ERMS Advantage, also use their EMNS to:

Fast, consistent, persistent, flexible and targeted communication combined with response team collaboration can save lives – and this is especially true of a nature related crisis. Without the means to rapidly communicate messages specific, to each audience, business and communities would face far greater losses (human and property) and have slower recovery times.