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Deploy emergency response communications solutions—before disaster strikes.

Support your emergency relief and response strategies:

  • Deliver an extensible, disaster-resistant infrastructure.
  • Provide emergency information on various devices, in multiple languages.
  • Capture the latest information using social media services, along with dynamic mapping and imaging.

Help reduce the consequences of—and speed recovery from—natural disasters

A disaster preparedness portal can be critical for keeping response teams in contact, sharing maps and logistics quickly and easily, and broadcasting information to disaster victims about shelter, aid, and evacuation routes. The Microsoft ReadyReach Preparedness Portal provides emergency management agencies a cost-effective, rapidly deployed disaster-response communications solution. The portal is delivered from the Microsoft network of global data centers, using the Windows Azure cloud platform, so functionality is less likely to be affected by local events. The cloud-based infrastructure can easily scale to match peak workload demands in the immediate aftermath of a crisis.

Disseminate more accurate, up-to-date information during emergencies and disasters

Help ensure the success of your agency’s relief and recovery efforts with Microsoft ReadyReach Preparedness Portal, which provides a template-based communications solution that can be up and running in as few as 30 minutes. Emergency communications and information can be accessed using a variety of media, including Internet-linked PCs and web-enabled hand-held devices. Using Microsoft Translator interfaces, the portal can be translated into more than 25 languages and tailored for community-specific functionality.​

Use the latest tools to help provide fast, effective communications and updates

Built on Windows Azure and Bing Maps, the ReadyReach Preparedness Portal provides emergency management agencies a fast and flexible communications infrastructure to help support and enhance emergency response efforts. Interactive maps from Bing Maps can provide overviews of affected areas and capture real-time Twitter posts. Users of Twitter and Facebook can stay connected using social feeds to deliver updates and status. Microsoft lends its expertise and technology to help make communities more resilient in disaster prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery.