Rocked Like a Hurricane: Why Communication Matters in Post-Storm Efforts

Rocked Like a Hurricane: Why Communication Matters in Post-Storm Efforts

Hurricane season brings the need for quick and effective communication. The unpredictability of the season challenges communication systems and necessitates the smooth execution of a safety action plan. Can you trust your communications system? Are there a variety of methods available that can be used to alert citizens of a potential danger? Is there an infrastructure in place for post-storm relief efforts? A communications system is vital infrastructure in preparing for hurricane season and avoiding disaster.

Early warnings are key, so early engagements with residents are necessary. Client Instant Access offers a wealth of blast services that allow law enforcement professionals to connect with thousands of residents. Whether an email, text, or voice blast, at-risk residents must have time to come to terms with and prepare for a potentially disastrous hurricane. Officials can even have to option to escalate their messages to become more urgent as the storm becomes more imminent. Perhaps the campaign starts with an email blast and progresses to customizable voice blasts.

Preparations for hurricanes start before they show up on a radar map. Formulating an emergency preparedness plan and dispersing it amongst an at-risk area is vital at any time of the year. Beyond hurricanes, a BOLO (be on the lookout) message should be easily available to send out. Whether there’s an impending natural disaster or a dangerous subject on the loose, the public should be easily alerted.

Blast Voicemails that prompt responses can be sent out to gauge how prepared an area is for a storm. This allows a more efficient system of preparation to take hold and can potentially limit the damage sustained from a hurricane. This concept also relates to how these communication systems can more closely connect law enforcement to the people they protect. In an age where law enforcement is mired in controversy, transparency and good service to the public are more important than ever.

Client Instant Access’ Blast Voicemail offers emergency service organizations an easy and reliable way to alert residents of an incoming storm. These organizations can even customize the alerts to correspond with the urgency of their message. This is a solution that looks to ensure and maximize safety during chaotic natural events.

Other products can help communities organize cleaning up the aftermath of a hurricane. Our Auto Dialer and Conference Calling services connect relief services and affected areas.  Users can create contact lists of relief and cleanup services to organize the post-storm effort.  Our communication systems facilitate collaboration, allowing users to focus on the logistics of their business. Hurricanes threaten our way of life; they are violent reminders that humans are subjects on an Earth that acts upon them. Client Instant Access wants to help law enforcement and emergency service organizations command and protect successfully during these natural disasters.

Organizations Rely On Blast Voicemail During Hurricanes And Natural Disasters

Organizations Rely On Blast Voicemail During Hurricanes And Natural Disasters

During the recent hurricane season, many organizations called on Client Instant Access to assist with navigating the logistical nightmare of communicating to workers, customers, and residents to ensure safety and rapid response.

Resort clients benefited greatly from BVM during the recent natural disasters.  Using BVM, resorts were able to notify guests, workers, and local residents of the impending hurricane, as well as any emergency procedures that needed to be followed.  Resorts also were able to notify these groups of nearby shelters, help centers, and resources if they were displaced or in need of assistance.

For a concentration of resorts in the Caribbean, a hotbed for hurricane activity, Blast Voicemail is extremely useful to enact in a safety action plan.  For example, if a hotel has 3,000 guests that they need to inform of an evacuation, one person can easily record a personalized voicemail that will reach every guest.  This decreases the chance for a mistake, which can be deadly in times of dire crisis.

Construction and Utility Companies see massive increases in repairs needed during hurricanes.  There are multiple divisions and employees to notify in order to deploy repair teams to work on restoring various utility services.  BVM streamlines this entire process so that these utility companies can communicate with clients and workers to ensure a smooth, safe, and swift recovery period.

When natural disasters occur, residents can often lose power for days and even weeks, and it is important to make sure that residents have services restored as soon as possible.  Electrical companies use BVM to inform customers of an estimated timetable for the power to come back.  Keeping people up to date is extremely important when resources have been impaired, and CIA gives companies the power to inform.

Another industry that can benefit from BVM during a natural disaster is education.  If power is out, then accessing the Internet or email may be difficult for students.  BVM bypasses this problem and will leave a message in a voicemail box.  This maximizes the chance that a student or parent will hear a timely alert, and not venture to school that day.

Ultimately, one can only prepare so much for a natural disaster.   Blast Voicemail ultimately seeks to minimize the damage and to ensure the safety of as many as possible during a catastrophic storm.

Blast Voice Mail to the Rescue During Hurricane Season

Blast Voice Mail to the Rescue During Hurricane Season

With hurricane season ramping up and two Category 4-5 storms making landfall on the United States, many people in affected areas are dependent on supplies and instructions from emergency service organizations.  However, with millions of people often displaced or affected, this can be a challenge to first responders.

In these times of crisis, many have turned to Blast Voice Mail (BVM).  BVM gives companies the power to communicate with thousands of affected clients instantly.  In chaotic and stressful events as these, time is a valuable asset and BVM helps organize a safety action plan.  Since natural disasters are spontaneous and difficult to predict, emergency service organizations and construction companies must account for lots of moving parts.  With Blast Voice Mail, users can be sure to get their safety message across quickly and clearly, facilitating the complicated process.

Before and during disaster events, a serious problem is the tendency to underestimate the severity of an impending storm.  Using Blast Voice Mail versus email or SMS adds another layer of urgency and allows the caller to vocally convey the gravity of the situation to his/her recipients.  There is a higher probability that a voice message will succeed in its goal, and thus a better chance for people’s safety.