California Wildfires Force Evacuations in Multiple Areas
ContactRelief recommends suspending contact with consumers in the affected areas.
Monday, October 9, 2017 12:00:00 PM -05:00
California Wildfire Update
A spat of California wildfires near the important wine generating regions of Sonoma and Napa counties has injuried several, damaged multiple structures and forced school closings and evacuations in 6 different regions.
Fires and evacuations are currently underway include:
- Atlas Fire - Multiple evacuations including 2 hospitals.
- Cherokee Fire
- Redwood Valley Fire - 11 structures burned, 2 people burned and hospitalized, evacuations from sherriff's office include multiple roads and 2 subdivisions.
- Nuns Fire - Damage to structures, evacuations ordered, schools closed, fast growing fire with 20+ mph winds, 0% contained.
- Patrick Fire - Damage to structures.
- Tubbs Fire Near Santa Rosa - widespread evacuation orders, 6 evacuation shelters established ,police saying this is a "fast moving fire, leave immediately. This is a life threatening situation."
Recommendations for Contact Centers
ContactRelief recommends suspending contact with consumers in the specified zip codes in California. To obtain this list of zip codes, become a ContactRelief subscriber.
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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