Emergency management departments and agencies use GovDelivery digital communication solutions to connect directly and instantly with the public and stakeholders through multiple channels, from email to SMS and social media, on critical topics such as:
Since September 2007, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been offering email updates to reach thousands of people when urgent situations arise. To reach citizens in a specific region or location, FEMA utilizes GovDelivery's filter or query feature, allowing the agency to collect not only a subscriber's email address but their zip code as well. With Hurricane Gustav set to make landfall in early September 2008, FEMA utilized its email subscription service to inform 10,000 subscribers in six Gulf Coast states of hurricane‐related updates. FEMA currently reaches nearly 850,000 citizens, offering updates across nearly 300 emergency-related topics.
Read the full FEMA success story.
As a result of its proactive efforts and by leveraging GovDelivery DCM, in just two short months, Ocean City accumulated more than 6,000 subscribers to receive emergency email alerts and text messages from the town. More than 4,000 of those subscribers signed up during the last-minute push in October prior to Hurricane Sandy making landfall. This allowed officials to improve information delivery to residents significantly and allowed administrators to continue communicating both before and after the storm hit.
If you’re interested in finding out how GovDelivery can help your emergency management organization reach more people than ever before to drive mission-critical initiatives like saving lives and reducing property damage, contact us today or download our Breaking Down Barriers to Effective Emergency Notifications white paper.