Emergency Management

Preparing 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

A comparative look at Hurricane Katrina, the deadliest weather disaster in United States history.

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.

Katrina Response: A Failure to Communicate

Published September 2nd, 2015

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.

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