Australia has experienced heavy rain falls during March, resulting in the country’s worst floods in decades. Approximately 18, 000 people have been evacuated and many more have been on evacuation notice. Over 10 million Australians have been under weather warning. In crisis such as the floods, it is crucial for authorities to be able to communicate effectively with its population in order to mitigate the effects of the disaster.
In Australia, Xolaris Community Information and Warning System (CIWS) has been used in order to guide and warn the population in real time. Authorities have been able to communicate through location-based SMS with people in affected areas and provide them with information about either evacuating or prepare for evacuation. Authorities have also been able to inform about what areas to avoid.
By utilizing the powerful predictive and proactive system of Xolaris CIWS, Australian authorities have been able to guide their population to safety, saving lives.
For more information, please visit www.xolaris.se.