According to NOA, Hurricane Harvey cost $125 billion, second only to 2005’s Katrina, while Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, cost $90 billion, ranking third. Irma was a $50 billion storm, the fifth most expensive hurricane in U.S. history. With three devastating hurricanes, extreme wildfires, hail, flooding, tornadoes and drought, the United States totals for a record high bill last year for weather-related disasters: $306 billion. In 2017 alone, the U.S. had 16 disasters with damage exceeding a billion dollars each.
Just ahead of an annual National Hurricanes Preparedness week, it’s a perfect time to review your business continuity plans and to remind ourselves how important it is to prepare our business assets and employees before hurricanes or natural disasters strike. Hurricanes are not just a coastal problem. Their impacts can be felt hundreds of miles inland.
The most advanced enterprise risk intelligence platform in the industry, DisasterAWAREEnterprise™, offered by San Jose, CA based Kaazing as a SaaS solution helps businesses with business continuity planning and asset protection worldwide. In case of hurricanes in particular, DisasterAWAREEnterprise™ provides current and historical hurricane tracks, as well as complete information about cascading hazards like inland flooding, storm surge inundation zones, high winds, and tornadoes, all in one comprehensive system. Having all the information in one platform and being able to access historical information is invaluable to your business to plan and prepare ahead of natural disasters. Real-time hurricane information can be used to make informed, split-second decisions that reduce disruption in business activities.
DisasterAWAREEnterprise™, gives corporate security and risk management leaders a rich set of tools and data for risk reduction:
- Real-time, global hazard monitoring with dashboards, customizable alerts, social listening tools, drawing and bookmark sharing, and live traffic camera feeds
- Predictive hazard modeling for estimating impacts and damages for a variety of risks
- Client data-friendly enabling customer information, such as the location of staff, offices, supply chain routes, to be easily imported into the system
- Integrated interagency situational reports aggregated from international agencies as well as sources like the National Weather Service, NASA, NOAA, CDC, and others
- Scalable, flexible, and easy to implement across any industry from supply chain logistics, travel, insurance, education, airports, healthcare, mining, finance, retail, and global enterprises
- Offline support for global maps
- Multi-device support: PC, tablet and mobile phone (Android, iOS)
- Localization supporting six different languages including English, Spanish, Indonesian, Korean, Thai, and Vietnamese
- Visual geospatial intelligence, mapping data from 200 sources that provide current forecasts and observations, historical hazard data, infrastructure, demographic, global risk and vulnerability, conflict, and a host of other risk-related data.
For more: www.disasteraware.com