SOURCE: Everbridge

Everbridge

October 06, 2011 10:00 ET

The Everbridge Emergency Notification System Kept Millions of East Coast Residents Out of Danger During Hurricane Irene

State of Connecticut's First Responders Relied on Everbridge to Notify Residents and Coordinate Response Efforts

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 6, 2011) - Everbridge, Inc., the world's recognized leader in incident notification systems, today shared aggregate system usage information for clients that utilized the Everbridge system to communicate during Hurricane Irene. During the storm, Everbridge successfully delivered nearly 5 million messages to residents, businesses, and first responders along the East Coast. Of the millions of messages delivered, 59% were sent to voice-enabled devices such as landlines or mobile phones, and 41% of messages were sent to text paths, such as email, SMS text, and more.

Reliable, real-time communication protects Connecticut residents and first responders

The State of Connecticut's notification program is the single largest statewide emergency notification system (ENS) deployment, covering all 3.6 million Connecticut residents and is utilized by the State's emergency first responders.

"The State of Connecticut successfully relied on the CT Alert ENS (www.ctalert.gov), powered by Everbridge, to ensure the safety of our residents when Hurricane Irene descended upon our state," said Lieutenant Paul Vance, Commanding Officer of the Public Information Office of the Connecticut State Police. "It provided a critical communication tool for coordinating our response efforts and outreach to the community during Irene."

Days prior to Hurricane Irene's landfall, Connecticut Governor Daniel P. Malloy encouraged residents to register additional contact points on the State's CT Alert web site to provide multiple ways to reach them. As a result, officials saw a dramatic 57% increase in resident opt-in participation over the two days leading up to Hurricane Irene.

Cities and towns across Connecticut depended on the Everbridge system to protect lives and property throughout the storm.

"We relied on the Everbridge system during Hurricane Irene to provide rapid, real-time information to West Haven residents to keep them safe," said R. Scott Schwartz, Deputy Chief, City of West Haven Fire Department (1st District) and Emergency Management Director. "The Everbridge system proved incredibly reliable throughout the storm, helping us keep open the lines of communication with our residents through this climatic event."

About Everbridge, Inc.
Everbridge, Inc., the world's recognized leader in incident notification systems, merges technology with industry expertise to help millions of people communicate in a crisis, manage operational incidents and connect on a daily basis. The company's notification platform is backed by redundant data centers offering unmatched availability and Zero-Single-Point-of-Failure. Everbridge serves organizations in more than 100 countries -- including the State of Connecticut, Salesforce.com, Marathon Oil Corporation, the American Red Cross, Seton Hall University and Virginia Tech -- who rely on Everbridge for their emergency notification and day-to-day communication needs. For more information about Everbridge solutions, visit www.everbridge.com.

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