When is the right time to talk with your family about how to get in touch in a disaster?
In recent years, devastating earthquakes, tornadoes, floods and wildfires have highlighted the need for Americans to prepare for natural disaster. However, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), half of Americans have not discussed or developed a family emergency plan.
Don't wait, communicate with your family today about an emergency plan today. Visit www.Ready.gov/communicate for tools and resources to make and practice a family emergency communication plan.
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McCleod Express, based in Decatur, Illinois is one of the nation's leading trucking companies. I/T Director Derek Agar uses Weather Defender Commercial Edition to track the location of the company's 340 semi units and 775 trailers on a real-time weather map:
How It Works
Derek integrates an in-house fleet tracking database with Weather Defender's built-in Dynamic Layers functionality to auto-update the location of fleet vehicles inside Weather Defender.
Weather can be tracked with a click of a button such as Radar, Snow and Sleet alerts, and Severe Thunderstorm Watches & Warnings to name a few threats to transportation companies.
Focus on Safety
Safety is a primary concern at McCleod Express. The statement on their website reads: "Our first priority at McLeod is to conduct operations in such a way as to insure the safety of our employees and the general public. Our commitment to safety starts day one at McLeod and is reinforced continuously. From our daily management and guidance to employees to the way we maintain equipment and conduct our operations. Safety is our most important objective every day."
To learn more about how Weather Defender can help protect your organization from unpredictable severe weather, please contact us or call 1-800-960-4586.
"For a number of years, we would rely on the free internet weather sites for radar, local news channels for “real time” data, and lightning detectors for on-site alerts. Many of the websites, however, don’t update the radar data frequently. None of the sites gave us any predictive capabilities for where storms were headed.
"We started using [Weather Defender] a couple of years ago, and I was impressed with the frequency of radar updates and the ability for the software to predict where storms would move. With Weather Defender, we now have a powerful weather tool for our business. The GIS capabilities allow us to fully customize the software for our location.
"We use Weather Defender as our “eye on the sky.” Our outdoor-based employees are trained to be “weather alert,” but Weather Defender's Alert Perimeters help us keep a closer watch on potential storms. Combined with the software's storm track capabilities, we can now be proactive, rather than reactive, when it comes to the weather. And the new Alert sounds, in particular the “thunder clap” and “tornado siren,” scares the daylights out of our office staff when a storm gets too close!"
Natural Bridge Caverns, Inc.
Cavern Geologist/Operations Manager