Emergency Information: Survey and Forum

SIPOA is investigating “lessons learned” regarding sources and accessibility of weather and road condition emergency information during the weather emergency of October 3-6 and the “King Tides” in late October/early November.

We know that residents used a number of sources and devices to stay up to date during these events. As we plan for future events, we are engaging in a two-part initiative to assess your needs and assist you with the use of available technologies.

First, we’d like to know more about how you got information during the October/November events. We ask anyone who was keeping track of weather and traffic information at the time to take the following short survey.

This Monday: Forum
Second, we invite you to join us this Monday, December 7 at 6:00 pm at the Lake House for an Emergency Information Tech Forum. The forum will cover a wide range of sources and applications for emergency information, such as Waze, Tidelines, Live 5 Weather/News, CodeRED, NOAA, and more. In addition, we’ll discuss how keeping your operating system up to date can help you make better use of available technologies. Chad Droze from CompuExperts will be on hand to answer technical questions.

Let us help you make the most of your devices during these weather events. This is especially important going forward, as more record tides are expected in December and January.

—Shawna Jarrett, SIPOA

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