BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG), the global leader in critical event management and enterprise safety software applications to help keep people safe and businesses running, today announced deployment of Alert VI, the new emergency notification service for the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) replaced its previous alert system with the Everbridge platform, which is now fully operational, as this year’s hurricane season gets underway.
“As the sole governmental agency responsible for All-Hazards response, we have a commitment to ensure public safety, community awareness and emergency response,” explains VITEMA Director Mona Barnes. “To uphold this commitment, when critical information and public service announcements arise, we need to reach our residents and visitors as quickly and reliably as possible.”
Alert VI will provide VITEMA and partnering agencies the ability to keep its communities informed with quick and reliable emergency notifications and public service announcements. Located just east of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands consists of three main islands – St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix – and dozens of smaller islands. Along with its more than 100,000 residents, the USVI is a world-renowned vacation retreat for nearly three million tourists each year. VITEMA encourages everyone to sign up for Alert VI now, with the hurricane season having begun on June 1.
In September of last year, Hurricane Irma hit the U.S. Virgin Islands as a Category 5 storm, with wind gusts reaching 225 miles per hour. Irma’s high winds tore off roofs across the islands. Two weeks later, Hurricane Maria, another Category 5 storm, slammed into the popular territory with a storm surge followed by weeks of rain. Among Alert VI’s new alerting tools is the Everbridge mobile app, which allows residents and travelers to be notified of danger when entering a high-risk area.
“We are proud to work with VITEMA to ensure the safety of residents and visitors across the U.S. Virgin Islands during this year’s hurricane season,” said Jaime Ellertson, CEO, Everbridge. “Our team of critical event management experts is dedicated to providing our customers with the right tools, best practices and functionality to ensure preparedness during the hurricane season, and to always maximize response and safety efforts.”
VITEMA will also leverage Everbridge Incident Zones™, providing instant alerts to people who enter an area located near an occurring critical event. With Incident Zones, notifications can be broadcast continuously for a specified duration of time. For example, if a beach area was experiencing dangerous rip tides, alerts could be sent to people who come to that beach for the next several days.
For more information on hurricane preparedness and best practices, go to:
- Blog: Reinforcing Preparedness and Best Practice for the 2018 Hurricane Season
- Video: Communication Lessons from Hurricane Harvey
- Tip Sheet: Safety Communications During Severe Weather
Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG) is a global software company that provides enterprise software applications that automate and accelerate organizations’ operational response to critical events in order to keep people safe and businesses running. During public safety threats such as active shooter situations, terrorist attacks or severe weather conditions, as well as critical business events including IT outages, cyber-attacks or other incidents such as product recalls or supply-chain interruptions, over 3,800 global customers rely on the company’s Critical Event Management Platform to quickly and reliably aggregate and assess threat data, locate people at risk and responders able to assist, automate the execution of pre-defined communications processes through the secure delivery to over 100 different communication devices, and track progress on executing response plans. The company’s platform sent over 2 billion messages in 2017 and offers the ability to reach over 500 million people in more than 200 countries and territories, including the entire mobile populations on a country-wide scale in Sweden, the Netherlands, the Bahamas, Singapore, Greece, Cambodia, and a number of the largest states in India. The company’s critical communications and enterprise safety applications include Mass Notification, Incident Management, Safety Connection™, IT Alerting, Visual Command Center®, Crisis Commander®, Community Engagement™ and Secure Messaging. Everbridge serves 9 of the 10 largest U.S. cities, 8 of the 10 largest U.S.-based investment banks, all 25 of the 25 busiest North American airports, six of the 10 largest global consulting firms, six of the 10 largest global auto makers, all four of the largest global accounting firms, four of the 10 largest U.S.-based health care providers and four of the 10 largest U.S.-based health insurers. Everbridge is based in Boston and Los Angeles with additional offices in Lansing, San Francisco, Beijing, Kolkata, London, Oslo and Stockholm. For more information, visit www.everbridge.com, read the company blog, and follow on Twitter and Facebook.
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