NOLAReady is an alert system that allows City Officials to contact you during an emergency by sending text messages to your:
I had a look at the emails from NOLAReady from May 20 to today, which was 29 messages which my email system has tagged as "@Emergent". It used to be that I would forward these as text messages to my phone, but you'll quickly see why this is unrealistic.
Currently I am subscribed to:
|NOPD News and Information|
|2nd District News & Info|
|Zip Codes / Neighborhoods|
|70130-Garden & Warehouse Dsts, CBD, French Qtr|
|Central Business District|
|University / Colleges / Primary Schools|
|Internet/RSS Feeds (Traffic, Amber, CDC)|
|Amber Alert - LA|
|Weather 24 hours/day|
|New Orleans Health Department & Partners|
|Consulate General of France in New Orleans|
I'm pretty sure your definition of an emergency is similar to mine includes things like weather warnings, school closings, traffic issues, gunman rampages and other "emergent" situations.
So what did I find?
Out of the 29 messages, 3 came from "NOLA Emergency" and were all related to the weather from NOAA. 2 came from "NOLA Urgent" and were related to a shooting the day before and a rescheduled COMSTAT meeting. The remainder were from "NOLA Info" and included a NWS flood warning and the rest of the "NOLA Info" emails were related to the NOPD, and not just the 2nd district.
Useful emergency information like:
ly Ranks in Top 3 in National Integrated Ballistic Identifica tion Network (NIBIN) Monthly Surveys-Pu blic Informatio n Office
(they enter a lot of ballistics information into a database, because we have a lot of crime, because we have decades of work to do in education and business)
and most messages never fail to tell us that: