With Atlantic Hurricane Season Upon Us New MyCommunityAlert Technology Can Help Protect Communities Before, During and After a Storm

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MCAlert’s content-based, real-time information and emergency notification system works when most other systems go down.

"I heard from dozens of my neighbors after Superstorm Sandy and they said MCAlert was a lifeline to information that helped them manage during and after the storm," Renee Leibler.

June 1st marks the start of the Atlantic hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA http://www.noaa.com , predicts anywhere from 13-20 named storms with 7-11 becoming hurricanes and at least 3 of these storms likely to make landfall. All one needs to do is recall the devastation of Superstorm Sandy to understand just how important it is to be prepared in advance and capable of communicating prior to, during and in the aftermath of such storms.

Last year when Sandy hit the east coast, one small community in Greenwich, CT. maintained its ability to communicate and keep in touch with is residents due to a new technology system it had deployed. That system was MyCommunityAlert (MCAlert) http://www.mcalert.net, a text and email alert technology that is now available nationwide. During and after that storm, MCAlert was deployed and residents were constantly informed about conditions in their area and were never in the dark about their emergency situation. MCAlert subscribers were kept informed about power outages and restorations, boil water alerts and road blockages and closures. MCAlert has been field tested numerous times in its headquarters state of Florida where severe weather and power outages are fairly common. In all, more than 10,000 households are currently being protected by MCAlert’s technology.

MCAlert was created by a team of experts that includes an executive with 25 years of law enforcement experience and another senior executive with more than 20 years of business development and management know-how. Its tech team’s central location is in Southern California, its programmers are located throughout California and overseas and its main and backup servers are situated in different locations in Michigan. In addition to its headquarters in Wellington, FL, MCAlert has a branch office in the New York City metro region.

MCAlert provides information via text messages and emails directly to registered users within minutes. The system is specifically designed to keep users informed about emergencies and anything else that impacts their local communities:

Public Health & Safety-lost pets, burglaries, dangerous animals, storm threats
School & Government-emergency closings, school lockdowns
Family & Friends-missing children or seniors
Community Activities and Issues-road construction, gate closings, meetings

MCAlert messages can be sent to an unlimited number of people within minutes, keeping those who need to know in the know. Alerts can be pushed to entire communities or tailored intra-community to specific requirements called “sector segmentation.” In particular, MCAlert’s text-centric system allows it to function under the most trying of circumstances. When power is out during severe weather texting may be the only means of communication.

MCAlert services for residential communities cost approximately $0.50 per month per household, enabling users to register up to 2 cell phone numbers and 3 email addresses for the price. Customized pricing is available for larger communities and municipalities.
“While I work for MyCommunityAlert I am also a subscriber and lived through Superstorm Sandy so I can speak firsthand about what a valuable tool MCAlert was in the midst of the havoc,” said Renee Leibler, Vice President of MyCommunityAlert. “I heard from dozens of my Greenwich neighbors who looked at MCAlert as a lifeline to information that helped them manage a very difficult situation after the storm. I know it can make a real difference when the lights are out and phone service isn’t available.”

For more information about MyCommunityAlert and to schedule a demonstration, please visit http://www.mcalert.net or contact Renee Leibler at 914-319-3779 or renee(at)mcalert(dot)net.

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