Cooper Notification Network Helps Officials Send Emergency Messages
LONG BRANCH, N.J. — On the heels of a rare and extremely dangerous storm in the National Capital Region (NCR), Cooper Notification is helping to keep those affected informed. Utilizing Cooper Notification’s Roam Secure Alert Network (RSAN), emergency management officials are able to send those in the NCR a wide range of alerts to both stay informed and help aid recovery efforts.
Covering 18 total jurisdictions in the NCR, Cooper Notification is reporting that nearly 500,000 users have taken advantage of the system and more than 4 million alert messages were sent between June 29 and July 2. These messages included all user emergency and severe weather alerts; updated traffic patterns and road closures; school and government closings; and information regarding cooling centers, food, water and ice distribution locations.
“Although somewhat rare, summer storms, like the recent derecho that wreaked havoc on the National Capital Region, have the potential to cripple communications for millions of residents,” said Scott Hearn, President, Cooper Notification. “By utilizing our RSAN solutions, those affected can receive the latest updates to stay informed, learn where vital support stations are located and avoid certain areas to speed up recovery efforts.”
Through RSAN, emergency management personnel are able to send geographically targeted alerts, even during power outages, to communities across the region. During this crisis, alerts were sent simultaneously via E-mail, text and voice to cell phones, landlines, smart phones, pagers and other devices. Utilizing multiple delivery channels increases the likelihood each population will receive the message no matter where they are located or evacuated.
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