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Trends in Emergency Notification Systems (Infographic)

Public sector employees say a multi-faceted emergency communication plan will best serve their constituents.

Technologies intended to aid in disaster communications are on the rise, and a new infographic from GovDelivery puts the latest trends in perspective. A recent survey of more than 200 public sector employees reveals that many are unsatisfied with current methods of communication with the public in the event of an emergency.

Survey participants indicated a need to respond to constituent communication preferences by providing information in multiple formats -- voice, email, text and social media. Mobile devices factor heavily into public sector emergency communications plans, with agencies expressing a preference for a single platform that can deliver critical data quickly across all mediums.


Noelle Knell is the executive editor for e.Republic, responsible for setting the overall direction for e.Republic’s editorial platforms, including Government Technology, Governing, Industry Insider, Emergency Management and the Center for Digital Education. She has been with e.Republic since 2011, and has decades of writing, editing and leadership experience. A California native, Noelle has worked in both state and local government, and is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, with majors in political science and American history.