We’re often sent links to quirky but cool websites that business continuity planners might find interesting or inspirational. So we’re brining you one a month from now on.
This month it’s Galveston County’s Office of Emergency Management.
Galveston County is in Texas, USA. As their title suggests, the Office of Emergency Management is responsible for emergency planning in the area.
If you like trivia, then Galveston County’s Office of Emergency Management (GCOEM) was the first to combine their facility with a National Weather Service office. Their 23,500-square-foot building has been designed to withstand a Category 5 hurricane (winds in excess of 155 mph).
So what do we like about this site? Basically, it has a wealth of information for local residents. Other local authorities across the globe who are interested in improving their own online offering might find this quirky but cool site useful for some ideas. There’s so much on there that it’s unlikely you’ll want to do everything, but you never know what might work for you until you look.
The site is broadly arranged as follows:
- Up-to-date Information
- Current Conditions - which includes an Incident Status Board
- News & Information
- Situation Reports
- Planning & Preparedness
- Mass Notification Alerts
But we suggest you go check it out for yourself!
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