WebEOC 8.5 is now available and there's some fantastic new improvements and additions. Based on customer feedback, this release enhances the effectiveness of WebEOC with features that improve system tools and expand user capabilities.
Whispir have announced that major product updates are on the way - as of Friday, 29 June there will be a number of enhancements added to the user interface, making it easier to navigate and plan communications. On top of that, there's also the addition of powerful new messaging capabilities and a clever new Template Studio components.
2016 was the hottest year on record, globally, and the World Meteorological Organisation forecasts that severe weather events will continue to worsen as climate change intensifies.
Heatwaves, drought, bushfires, extreme rainfall, the potential for higher-impact tropical cyclones, increased coastal flooding, damage to council-owned assets, roads, footpaths, parks and tree reserves are all likely impacts of weather-related events on local communities.
Storm impacts can be catastrophic for people, property and the overall economy.
As the nerve centre of every community, local governments are responsible for sharing a wide range of information every day, from public safety, to community announcements and promotions, and routine council business.
Local government has always held a critical role in coordinating the preparation, response and recovery efforts for local area emergency management, including:
- Maintaining critical business services, systems and local infrastructure before and after an incident;
- Supporting emergency response agencies; and
- Initiating community recovery services after a crisis event.