According to The National Weather Service (NWS), tsunamis can occur during any season of the year and at any time, day or night. The NWS also issues winter storm warnings that may affect various regions of the U.S. and can cause life-threatening conditions. ECN’s addition of these warnings helps its client communities proactively protect its citizens who live in these storm-prone areas. With early warnings, communities are given extra time to prepare for these potentially destructive weather events.
The opt-in early notification system allows citizens to customize the types of alerts they would like to receive via mobile device or email. Community members opt-in to receive severe weather warnings through their city or county’s enrollment page.
“ECN continues to develop technology to stay at the forefront of early warning notifications. Adding tsunami and winter storm warnings is another example of our commitment to informing and protecting the lives of our client communities,”
Also included with the system upgrade is the option for subscribers to receive severe thunderstorm, flash flood and tornado warnings through text and email alerts. These alerts complement the existing ability for subscribers to receive alerts via landline and mobile telephones so alerts may be received at home, at work or on the go. Tsunami and winter storm warnings can also be accessed through the CodeRED Mobile Alert app, a free public safety application available on iTunes and Google Play.
ECN is the only mass notification provider that delivers severe weather warnings based on the NWS polygon methodology, only contacting those citizens in the direct path of the projected weather.
About Emergency Communications Network
Headquartered in Ormond Beach, Fla., Emergency Communications Network, LLC (ECN) has pioneered high-speed emergency notification services capable of reaching millions of citizens in minutes. ECN’s sophisticated network supports a Web-based product suite featuring five major services: CodeRED® which enables local government officials to communicate time-sensitive, personalized messages via voice, email and text messaging; CodeRED Weather Warning™ which provides automated alerts to citizens in the path of severe weather just moments after a warning has been issued by the National Weather Service; CityWatch™, a premise and Web-based, full featured outbound and inbound communication notification system; My Daily Call™ for scheduling calls to check on at-risk individuals, including the elderly, infirm and latchkey kids; and CodeED® for use by school systems to improve communications with their communities. For more information, visit http://www.ecnetwork.com.