OnSolve, a leading critical event management provider that helps organizations mitigate physical threats and remain agile when a crisis strikes, today announced their Resource Library of Severe Weather Preparedness Kits.
Severe weather events are happening more frequently and with increasing intensity. Now more than ever, organizations need to be prepared in advance to handle any type of weather emergency.
Effective critical event management (CEM) for severe weather requires an organized approach and proactive preparation. OnSolve is committed to helping organizations stay vigilant and achieve better outcomes to protect their people, places, and property when every minute counts.
Through a range of comprehensive blogs, articles, and videos, the OnSolve severe weather preparedness kits provide organizations with important resources such as:
- Checklists to evaluate an organization’s current state of readiness
- Overviews for developing a weather-specific CEM strategy
- Guides to creating realistic practices, drills, and exercises
- Communications templates to expedite emergency notifications and messaging, and how disaster recovery teams can keep contact databases updated to ensure alerts reach the right recipients
- Tips on finding the right vendor for a customizable technology solution
- Best practices for weather-related CEM
By providing resources to support the three key components of CEM – risk intelligence, critical communications, and incident management – these preparedness kits help organizations take advantage of modern technology during incidents of severe weather. The kits cover a range of weather events, including
- Wildfires: Smoke and flames can cause significant damage in a very short amount of time. This kit helps evaluate and improve warning capabilities for proactive evacuation and protection.
- Hurricanes: The extremes of wind and rain during a hurricane necessitate clear messaging in real time to ensure community preparedness and rapid response. This kit provides templates and guidelines for an effective hurricane messaging strategy.
- Flooding: The effects of water damage tend to be long-tailed due to secondary issues such as extended road closures, disease contagion, and mold. This kit summarizes lessons learned for the successful handling of ongoing recovery processes.
- Winter Weather: Sleet, snow, and ice can severely limit commuting and cause dangerous disruptions in heat and power during periods of freezing temperatures. This kit helps organizations prepare their facilities, notify their people when to avoid travel, and suggest resources staff can utilize to keep their homes safe and warm.
Minimize risk and mitigate damages before, during, and after severe weather events with these preparedness kits, in conjunction with critical event management technology from OnSolve.