Severe weather can bring chaos and risk to your community. From severe thunder and snow storms to hurricanes and tornadoes, LiveSafe is your partner in safety. With LiveSafe, you can keep your community prepared and informed via Broadcast and Check-in messages. This toolkit showcases tools and resources for you to leverage during inclement weather. 

TOOLS FOR JUNE

LiveSafe’s toolkits offer customizable and out-of-the-box materials that help support your outreach efforts. Below you’ll find links to materials that will help keep your community in the know and safe during severe weather. 

“How To Use”
Report Tips Video 

Distribute this overview video to your community so your population knows how to report an incident or observation during a severe weather incident.
Download Report Tips Video

“How To Use”
Check-in Tutorial

Share this guide with your community and include it in your “Resources” Section so that users will know how to check in during severe weather.
Download Tutorial Handout

Social Media Templates
Leverage Geofences for
Location-Based Communications 

Draw geofences around the specific areas impacted by severe weather and communicate directly with all users within that area.
Download How To Create a Geofence

 

TIPS FOR CONFIGURATION

LiveSafe’s “Resources” section provides quick access to both emergency and non-emergency materials. Disaster or evacuation plans for severe weather can be included as PDFs or text and may also be plotted on the app’s Safety Map. This information is stored locally on the user’s device, enabling continued use even without cell service or WiFi.

Contact your Account Manager to learn more about how your organization can support its people during severe weather incidents by providing them with resources directly in the LiveSafe app.

Once your Resources are ready for severe weather, use Broadcasts to remind your community that this is available.
 

TIPS FOR ENGAGEMENT

While this month’s resources can be shared with your community at any point during the year, they will be most impactful during high-risk weather seasons in your region. For example, users in the Atlantic Basin area will find resources related to hurricane, tropical storm, and flooding prior to and during the official hurricane season between June and November.

Other severe weather engagement tips include:

 1.    Identify the types of severe weather that may affect your users according to their location. Different geographical areas may see one or many types of severe weather. Work with your local facilities to host “severe weather safety sessions” with personnel to ensure they understand how to stay safe during inclement weather and how they can use LiveSafe during the storm.

 2.    Urge all departments across your organization or community to post additional information in their facilities, on their websites, and in the “Resources” section of the LiveSafe Mobile App about policies and procedures for staying safe during severe weather.

 3.    Create and distribute a disaster plan for your organization that provides instructions on how to stay safe during severe weather like tornadoes, hurricanes, or winter storms. Encourage your personnel to create and share disaster plans with their families in order to keep their partners, children, and pets safe. 

 4.    Leverage LiveSafe Broadcast after severe weather to protect your community against secondary weather effects (for instance, flooding and high winds in the aftermath of hurricanes) that still pose risk. Create and share resources with members of your organization on how to stay safe before, during, and after inclement weather.