Disaster Alert Systems
This section of our technical library presents articles written about Emergency Alert Systems and Disaster Recovery definitions, terms and related information.
The 911Broadcast emergency notification and alert service can deliver a large number of phone calls using a network of phone systems employing digital phone lines simultaneously. Should a disaster such as a snow storm, wild fire or flood hit your area, 911Broadcast systems can alert your community quickly providing specific instructions if an evacuation is required.
This service is available using our emergency broadcasting systems. If a dangerous chemical spill occurs in your community, you can target specific areas to call. If a severe snow storm hits your area, your community can be notified of school closings or event cancellations.
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FAMILY DISASTER PLAN
From: Louisiana Governor's Office of Homeland Security article entitled "What To Do In Case Of A Tornado".
FAMILY DISASTER PLAN
Families should be prepared for all hazards that affect their area. The Office of Emergency Preparedness urges each family to develop a family disaster plan.
Where will your family be when disaster strikes? they could be anywhere – at work; at school or in the car. How will you find each other? Will you know if your children are safe? Disasters may force you to evacuate your neighborhood or confine you to your home. What would you do if basic services – water, gas, electricity or telephones – were cut off?
Follow these basic steps to develop a family disaster plan.
A disaster supplies kit should include: A 3-day supply of water (one gallon per person per day) and food that won’t spoil *one change of clothing and footwear per person * a first aid kit including a battery-powered NOAA Weather Radio and a portable radio, flashlight and plenty of extra batteries * an extra set of car keys and a credit card or cash * special items for infant, elderly or disabled family members.
- Gather information about hazards. Contact the Shreveport National Weather Service at 631-3669, the Louisiana OEP at 800-256-7036, or the American Red Cross at 865-9545. find out what types of disasters could occur and how you should respond. Learn your community’s warning system and evacuation plans.
- Meet with family to create plan. Discuss the information you have gathered. Pick two places to meet: a spot outside your home for an emergency, such as a fire, and a place away from your neighborhood in case you can’t return home. Choose an out-of-state friend as your "family check-in contact" for everyone to call if the family gets separated. Discuss what you would do if advised to evacuate.
- Implement your plan. (1) Purchase a weather radio with automatic warning: (2) Post emergency telephone numbers; (3) Install safety features in your house, such as smoke detectors and fire extinguishers; (4) Inspect your home for potential hazards (such as items that can move, fall, break or catch fire) and correct them; (5) Have your family learn basic safety measures, such as CPR and first aid; how to use a fire extinguisher; and how and when to turn off water, gas, and electricity in your home; (6) Teach children how and when to call 9-1-1; (7) Keep enough supplies in your home to meet your needs for at least three days. Assemble a disaster supplies kit with items you may need in case of an evacuation. Store these supplies in sturdy, easy-to-carry containers, such as backpacks, or duffel bags. Keep important family documents in a waterproof container. Keep a smaller disaster supplies kit in the trunk of your car.
Tornados - Emergency Dialer for Tornado Warnings
If a tornado should threaten your community, our emergency broadcast and warning service can contact your neighbors quickly. With our 911 emergency notification phone service, we can broadcast warning messages to thousands of households in your community warning of catastrophic disasters including tornados and high wind storms.
Emergency Alert messages can be simultaneously delivered in just minutes using our network of phone systems and services. Pre-recorded warning messages can be played giving households information regarding the tornado and storm location and whether a community evacuation is planned or necessary.
We can send a broadcast warning to specific neighborhoods or communities in the event of a tornado and provide priority delivery of these messages to those households that are in the immediate path of these storms.
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