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.
Here are some severe weather events that have impacted K-12 in the past five years.
Had Joplin schools used hallways during the massive May 2011 tornado that struck Joplin, Mo., many lives would have been lost.
Be sure to also conduct shelter in place, severe weather sheltering and reverse evacuation drills.
Use a systematic approach and checklist to determine when to cancel classes and close campus.
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.
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.