Preparing for Hurricane Season

Jun 1, 2018

Back to Veoci BlogPreparing for Hurricane Season

June 1st marks the official start of hurricane season. Every year, businesses, governments, colleges and universities, hospitals, and other organizations along the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Coast prepare for the inevitable arrival of storms and hurricanes, doing everything possible to minimize their impact. Veoci's first trial was by hurricane. 

Hurricane Sandy, to be specific.  It was the first major event our early partners deployed Veoci for, and it proved the value of integrating team collaboration, response coordination, and process automation into a single SaaS platform. We've learned a lot since then in our ongoing quest to understand the overall impact of weather-related events and how to respond to them.  And we remain committed to educating ourselves and sharing everything we've learned since. In that spirit, as we start this year's hurricane season, here are some posts from our archives on preparing for, learning from, and contextualizing hurricanes and their impact on our lives.

Hurricane Katrina — In a League of Its Own

Published March 25th, 2014

Considering the impact it had on the national consciousness, Hurricane Katrina was perhaps the defining natural catastrophe for the generation. By comparison, the last hurricane with this magnitude of damage was the Galveston Hurricane of 1900, the deadliest weather disaster in United States history. Continue reading

Is Your Hospital Ready For Hurricane Season?

Published July 21st, 2015

The Yale New Haven Health System – Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response (YNHHS-CEPDR) has worked  with Veoci to develop a new and digitized way in which hospitals can prepare for the hurricanes with drills, and when a hurricane does happen, respond in an organized and efficient process. Continue reading

Katrina Response: A Failure to Communicate

Published September 2nd, 2015

The list of lessons learned from Katrina are many, but the one lesson that stands out is a fundamental wisdom that is often forgotten in the midst of destruction and chaos - Communication is #1. Although a simple and somewhat overused aphorism, emergency managers and responders often underestimate the importance of simply knowing what is going on and who is doing what. Even when it is assumed they are communicating well, there is still a potential to improve communications. Continue reading

Storm Season Slideshow: Top 5 Most Expensive U.S. Hurricanes

Published August 18th, 2015

Hurricane Season: Preparation and looking back at the costliest U.S. hurricanes

The U.S. is no stranger to hurricanes and the destruction they can cause. Strong winds, storm surge, flooding, tornadoes and rip tides can level a coastal town and cause major damage to cities far from the coast. Here’s a slideshow to review some of the worst hurricane damage the U.S. has seen. Continue reading  

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