Outer Bands of Hurricane Nate Now Hitting Louisiana
Hurricane Nate, racing towards Louisiana, expected to be a Category 2 storm by landfall.
Saturday, October 7, 2017 1:00:00 PM -05:00
Hurricane Nate Update
The outer rain bands of Hurricane Nate are now hitting the Louisiana coastline. Nate has continued to organize and is expected to be a Category 2 hurricane at landfall later tonight. The storm is currently located 105 miles south of the mouth of the Mississippi River moving north-northwest at 25 mph.
The National Hurricane Center said in its 1 PM CDT advisory that on the forecasted track, "The center of Nate will approach the mouth of the Mississippi during the next several hours and will make landfall along the central U.S. Gulf Coast tonight."
ContactRelief issued its first recommendations to contact centers for Nate on Thursday, October 6th and followed with additional recommendations Friday, October 6th. We will issue updated recommendations tonight to address additional inland regions as the storm passes landfall and begins its northeastward trek towards the eastern Tennessee Valley and Appalachians.
Hurricane Season is Not Over
We still have 55 days until the end of hurricane season (November 30th). This has been an extremely active hurricane season and this may not be the last storm to make its way to the U.S. If you are a risk manager or contact center operator, you need to act now to have continued access to ContactRelief's recommendations.
Why You Must Also Prepare for Man-Made Disasters - The Las Vegas Mass Shooting
Contact centers need to be prepared to act quickly and decisively not only for forecasted events like hurricanes, but also for man-made disasters that cannot be predicted. On Sunday night in Las Vegas, over 50 people were killed and over 500 injured in a senseless mass shooting at a local music festival.
ContactRelief issued a recommendation to suspend contact to accounts with zip codes surrounding the Las Vegas Strip on October 2nd at 12:30 AM PDT, a little more than 2 hours after the incident began, and expanded this contact suspension recommendation at 4:30 AM PDT to include all of the county surrounding Las Vegas (Clark County, Nevada) as more details became known.
If you are like most companies, you can't afford the staff to perform the around the clock monitoring required to act promptly, the management of multiple concurrent disasters, and information gathering it takes to know when and where to suspend and resume contact for all types of possible events. But why bother when ContactRelief has this and more for less than $300 per month.
Why You Must Act Now
Our offer of free access to our service will expire soon. We provide the only service specially designed for contact centers and focused on all aspects of the customer experience during natural and man-made disasters. We can not only tell you when and where to suspend contact, but when and why you should resume contact, and how you can improve your brand image by the actions you take during these periods. Because before starting ContactRelief we owned and operated large contact centers, we understand your business perspective, and our recommendations are designed to help you deliver a great customer experience while still enabling you to achieve your other objectives.
The next disaster is on its way. Become a ContactRelief subscriber and keep your company protected from disaster. Our full recommendations consist of the areas to be suspended and the list of zip codes covering these areas. For as little as $300 per month your company can quickly implement a solution that protects your company and its customers. As we say at ContactRelief, "It's just smart business."
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