Oklahoma weather is very active all year long with tornadoes, strong winds and thunderstorms. Preparing for and staying on top of what lies ahead keeps the emergency operation center in Stillwater, Okla., very busy.
Oklahoma State University has found a solution for managing turbulent weather in its region. The OSU athletic department has used Earth Networks’ Outdoor Alerting solution for the last three years, every day for outdoor facilities and NCAA events.
A TURNKEY SAFETY SOLUTION FOR ATHLETIC EVENTS
If lightning, hail or tornadoes are imminent, horns installed around the outdoor venue will automatically sound, signaling coaches, athletes and spectators to evacuate to a safe structure. Severe weather detection and alerting is automated — with no human intervention necessary. After the horns sound, the Outdoor Alerting Solution triggers a 30-minute countdown clock that determines when it is safe to resume play.
Click here to learn how the Earth Networks system worked to prevent a potential problem from occurring at an Oklahoma State football game in 2016.
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