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Prepare Your Business for Imminent Hail Events

Many areas of Australia are now entering the time on the calendar where there’s the highest risk of hail events. Across Australia, numerous communities consistently find September to April is their most diabolical period in terms of the danger posed by hail. The damage hail can cause mustn't be understated. In addition to large hail being a safety risk to people, one month alone in 2020 saw hail damage cost almost $1.9 billion in property insurance claims across the east coast of Australia. 

Nobody can control the weather - that’s impossible. Yet, it is certainly possible to control our response to the weather. The utilisation of in-depth data can help a business identify specific risks posed by hail in advance, and by anticipating the danger, look to devise a plan that neutralises it.


The Early Warning Network Advantage


It’s now better understood the threat that can be posed by hail. Accordingly, addressing the limitations surrounding current hail reporting practices should now occur. The unfortunate fact is that a lot of data sources available out there provide information about hail that is comparatively limited when considered side by side to our data. 

Stating this fact only seeks to illuminate this issue for the following reason: when data is limited, it can limit the capacity of its users to act on it. So, with limited info on hail there’s a limited ability to come up with an effective plan that can utilise existing information as a real asset. 


The Precision of EWN’s Offerings


Essentially everyone has had the experience of dealing with an otherwise good app that has frustrating notifications. The kind of app that is indeed solid at a theoretical level, but its concept is executed in a very frustrating way. Such an app can overwhelm a user with information. With Early Warning Network it’s different. We deliver precision information that is both need-to-know and truly useful, all the way through the user’s use of it.


Early Detection and Detailed Forecasting

Early Warning Network Hail Alerting

Early Warning Network can provide early detection forecasting a few days in advance of any hail event. This provides an initial ‘heads up’ to our users. Then, detailed forecasting 24 to 48 hours before an event occurs will be available (if there has not been a change in weather patterns which has altered the prospects of a hail event occurring). This detailed forecasting goes beyond general information, and looks to provide in-depth insight which can be used to create an actionable plan for protection of people and property before the hail storm arrives.


Relevant Urgent Warnings When You Need Them


Early Warning Network Hail Alerting

Early Warning Network can issue warnings for geographically small areas. This means instead of a user getting warnings for locales that are nearby but ultimately not relevant to them, they shall only get warnings when a hail event is indeed set to have an impact in close proximity to them. As a result, a user will not be harangued around the clock by irrelevant notifications - they’ll only get them when the warnings are indeed ones that are really worthwhile to sit up and take note of! 


Furthermore, warnings are issued for threats that are imminent. This means when a warning comes in it’ll be certain that the warning is worth paying attention to. It won’t be a vague notification sent out prior that provides little more than a forecast and estimate for a possible issue ahead, but a clear-cut alert of an urgent issue to take note of. When combined with other features in our detailed forecasting offering there’s a chance to prepare for an extreme weather event with real insight, and then know exactly when it’s set to arrive imminently.


The Comprehensive Toolkit


Early Warning Network provides a truly complete hail solution. This is essential to understand, as not only does our offering provide insightful information before an extreme weather event occurs, but also useful data once it’s commenced. We can provide live event tracking of thunderstorms, including estimated hail size. Additionally, it can provide reporting after hail has occurred showing the areas which were most affected. This means not only can users know in advance when a hail event is en route, but look to see once it’s underway and concluded, the impact that it’s had. This can be immensely beneficial in helping to more effectively understand and devise plans for managing extreme weather risks from one event to the next.

Early Warning Network Post Event Reporting

How Early Warning Network Can Help You


When it comes to mitigating the impact of hail and other extreme weather events, the next 10 to 15 years will be critical. The Early Warning Network features a team with expertise in meteorology, climate intelligence and spatial risk, offering round-the-clock monitoring of weather risks for our clients, and our staff are ready to provide the insightful data necessary for organisations to make informed decisions about operations in this 10 to 15 year time period. Early Warning Network Live Event TrackingAll of this data is available through our Climatics software.  Climatics uses historic Australian weather records going back decades as well as archived severe weather warnings, to inform users across Australia about their localised physical risk. This proprietary dataset allows us to calculate the historic risk of severe weather events across Australia, identify how that risk has evolved, and infer future change in the next 5-10 years’ time with the changing climate.


To discuss how we can help your business call (02) 6674 5717, email support@ewn.com.au, or Contact us via our enquiry page here.


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