During 2017, the U.S. experienced a historic year of weather and climate disasters. In total, the U.S. was impacted by 16 separate billion-dollar disaster events including: three tropical cyclones, eight severe storms, two inland floods, a crop freeze, drought and wildfire.
Perhaps more notably than the high frequency of these events is the cumulative cost, which exceeds $300 billion in 2017 – a new U.S. annual record. The damage from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria alone are responsible for approximately $265.0 billion of the $306.2 billion. Each of these destructive hurricanes now joins Katrina and Sandy, in the new top 5 costliest U.S. hurricanes on record. Additionally, earthquake losses in the United States add up to about $4.4 billion dollars annually.
According to the Association of Records Managers and Administration, about 60% of businesses that experience a major disaster such as a fire close within two years, over 40% of all companies that experience a disaster never reopen.
The proprietary Early Alert (EA) management system referred to as the “EA CEMP, Comprehensive Emergency Management Program” is a distributed platform with four core competencies: Situational Awareness, Emergency Management, Continuity Services, and Economic Redevelopment. These functions are delivered by highly experienced and universally esteemed scientists, experts, and practitioners in their respective fields. This includes independently operated business units in London, UK, and Dublin, Ireland which comprise the core EA technology function, and the scientist/inventor of a patented device which provides highly accurate forecasts of severe weather by measuring electrical discharges in the atmosphere.
Operating in a constant state of readiness requires live up-to-the-minute intelligence covering all potential disruptive threats. With the Comprehensive Emergency Management Program you will be ready for every eventuality and up-to-speed on what is going on, where and with the maximum warning time possible for any business disruption event.
With Early Alert’s products and services you will have a detailed emergency response plan ready to instantly kick into action to protect all of your locations, people and assets. An immediate response with clear lines of communication with a thorough emergency plan is critical to reducing operational downtime and minimizing all potential losses.
Every second counts. The most damage and loss of life occur between a disruption event and when a full emergency response is under way. Early Alert’s products and services ensure a constant state of readiness with the resources and plan to respond immediately. When others are losing time and money in the throws of recovery, Early Alert clients are back up and running.
The Intelligence Center redefines how Business Continuity, Risk Management and Emergency Management is run using organization-wide situational awareness, mass communications with pro-active and trackable actions, mitigating risk, cost and time.
The first moments of an incident are the most crucial, react with informed instructions to key personnel to mitigate loses.
At all times situational awareness is key to mitigating losses. With the live up to the minute intelligence and a common operational picture you can make educated decisions, fast.
The Intelligence Center from Early Alert provides all hazard critical event management and the most comprehensive qualified threat intelligence console on the market.
In addition to Emergency Managers, Risk Managers and Business Continuity Managers, key decision makers can monitor the state of an organization, in real-time, and be informed during periods of a critical disruption or emergency.