Severe Weather

Read: The Truth About CMAS: Benefits and Limitations

The Truth About CMAS: Benefits and Limitations

The Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS) was activated nationwide this past weekend, enabling federal, state, territorial, tribal and local government officials to send 90-character, geographically-targeted text alerts to the public, warning of imminent threats to life and property. Here are some of the system’s pros and cons.

Recent Tornado Outbreaks That Have Affected Schools

Here are some severe weather events that have impacted K-12 in the past five years.

Joplin District Rep: Don’t Use Hallways As Tornado Shelters

Had Joplin schools used hallways during the massive May 2011 tornado that struck Joplin, Mo., many lives would have been lost.

Automated System Will Alert Parents to School Snow Days

Avoid the Active Shooter Trap

Be sure to also conduct shelter in place, severe weather sheltering and reverse evacuation drills.

Read: Get Ready for Winter

Get Ready for Winter

Use a systematic approach and checklist to determine when to cancel classes and close campus.

Read: Joplin Tornado Assessment: Public Didn’t Heed Warnings

Joplin Tornado Assessment: Public Didn’t Heed Warnings

Q&A Responses for the Aug. 31, 2011 Mass Notification Webinar

CDC Evacuation Guidelines: Follow Them

As Hurricane Irene approaches, many who live along the East Coast, include 550,000 New York City inhabitants, are being ordered to temporarily leave their homes until the storm passes.

Read: 9 Ways to Optimize Your Mass Notification Systems

9 Ways to Optimize Your Mass Notification Systems

It is important to plan ahead for campus emergencies so that your mass notification efforts will reach the right people at the right time. This list of best practices can help you to accomplish your mass notification goals.

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