Our embargo alerting team monitor events 365 days per year in conjunction with our Meteorologists, providing quick and efficient event information allowing you to enforce an embargo either immediately (Automatic) or almost immediately (Manual).

We assist by reducing potential loss from new insurance requests in threat areas. Further to this, we remove the need for your personnel to focus time and money on threats and events which may occur at any time, particularly outside of normal working hours.

EWN’s standard Embargo service includes Embargo Alerts for the following:

  • Bureau of Meteorology warnings (Intense East Coast Lows, Tropical Cyclone Watches and Warnings, Flood Watches, Flood Warnings {Moderate to Major} Tsunami Warnings)
  • State Fire Agencies - Bushfires (Watch & Act, Emergencies)
  • EWN meteorologist detected severe weather events (where a Bureau of Meteorology warning is not issued)

Embargo Alerts are issued for AMBER, RED and BLACK level embargo alerts and include the following information:

  • Alert information
  • Postcodes impacted by the Embargo Alert
  • Dwelling numbers estimated to be impacted by the Alerts area polygon (defined by suburb, not postcode, to enable greater accuracy and granularity)
  • Alert area polygon
  • Following the initial Embargo Alert, Operators will issue subsequent Alerts as necessary, advising of new areas to be considered for Embargo, as the situation unfolds.

    At the conclusion of the event, Operators will issue a Yellow ‘All Clear’ sms/email alert advising the threat has passed and recommend Embargos are lifted.

    The EWN Embargo Alert service includes EWN Embargo phone support to discuss weather and hazard events in more detail with your staff when required.

    The Embargo service is provided by Email and SMS along with an API option. The service operates between 8am and 7pm daily (AEST), 365 days per year.

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