From Reuters: “The snow and ice storm has hit some 30 states and a third of the U.S. population, some of whom have gone on their Twitter feeds to dub it #Stormageddon" and #snOMGeddon.
From the Associated Press: “The monstrous storm billed as the worst in decades delivered knock-out after knock-out as it made its way from Texas to Maine, bringing a huge swath of the country to a halt.”
Cities used the CodeRED emergency notification solution in a variety of ways to reach out to residents who were buried deep in the massive storm that covered the country in snow.
Monroe, CT used CodeRED to remind residents about parking bans during the storm.
The “Moms In Weston, CT” blog realized the value of CodeRED during the storm and encouraged citizens to sign up to receive messages.
Aurora, IL kept citizens updated about how they were dealing with the storm.
By utilizing CodeRED, Wesport, CT informed citizens about a storm related fire which knocked out power to over 100 customers.
The Mayor of Melrose, MA through CodeRED kept citizens updated about delays in trash and recycling services due to the storm.
CodeRED customer in CT used emergency notification to remind citizens about the hazards of heavy freezing rain on roofs.
The Mayor of Orland Park, IL encouraged residents to stay off dangerous roads in his CodeRED message.
Due to power outages, CodeRED was used by Dayton, Ohio to inform residents about the opening of emergency shelters.
Now’s the time to remind your citizens to enter their contact information into CodeRED, and if you aren’t a customer yet, call us for more information 866-939-0911.