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Vehicle evacuation management for emergencies

Compiled Logic : 30 May, 2008  (New Product)
Tracking and recovery tool from Compiled Logic to assist in the management of towed vehicles in emergency hit areas
Compiled Logic has released its 2008 Hurricane Emergency Towing Management Kit to help cities and counties effectively deal with the tracking and recovery of towed vehicles in the aftermath of hurricanes and other weather-related emergencies.

"The mass evacuation of the Houston-Galveston metropolitan area as Hurricane Rita threatened the US Gulf Coast Region has gone on record as the largest mass evacuation in our country's history. That one event caused millions of motorists to endure hours of idling on hot cramped freeways and back roads and ultimately many experienced mechanical failures or ran out of fuel. The result was thousands of abandoned vehicles littering the evacuation routes for law enforcement agencies to clear," commented Ron Smith, vice president of marketing for C:Logic. "In the weeks and months following hurricanes and other weather-reduced emergencies, city and county officials are inundated with inquiries by citizens, insurance providers and other agencies regarding thousands of lost or missing vehicles," Smith added.

Nationally, the abandonment rate for non-consent towing is greater than 25 percent and on average, it takes five to seven days to recover a towed car.
To address this sudden, exponential increase in the volume of missing vehicles, ad-hoc storage locations and inquiries, C:LOGIC has updated its Emergency Towing Management Kit in advance of the 2008 US hurricane season - which officially starts on June the 1st and ends on November the 30th. The C:LOGIC Emergency Towing Kit is an on-demand, multi-jurisdictional system that provides online tracking and reporting of emergency towed vehicles. A Web-based search portal allows the search for missing vehicles by license plate or Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) across all affected areas. The kit also provides options for automated owner notification and 24/7 call center support.

C:LOGIC's Emergency Towing Management Kit offers:.

* A hosted, on-demand towing operations management that does not rely on municipal infrastructure and systems.
* An authoritative repository of towing information for emergency agencies.
* A single Website to search for missing vehicles across all affected areas.
* Substantial time savings in the processing inquiries from impacted citizens and recovery of vehicles.

The company is also offering a no-cost assessment of cities' and counties' disaster plans, towing contracts and local ordinances that dictate emergency towing management policies and procedures.

"For people in emergency or crisis situations, accessible and accurate information is essential," said Lawrence Estes, chief executive officer of Compiled Logic. "With city and county officials focused in areas of emergency response and clean-up, our service allows citizens, insurance agencies and affected parties to quickly locate and recover towed vehicles without the need for law enforcement and city involvement."

Walker County, Texas, is an example of one community that has adopted C:LOGIC's Hurricane Emergency Towing Management Service. In 2005, more than three million motorists travelled through Walker County while fleeing Hurricane Rita on the primary Houston-Galveston evacuation route. Many of these individuals experienced mechanical failures or ran out of fuel and abandoned their vehicle.

"We, along with state and local authorities, spent countless weeks trying to connect abandoned vehicles with their rightful owners after Hurricane Rita," said Sheriff Clint McRae. "We see this important initiative as pivotal in assuring that the nightmare of that experience is never repeated." The system for Walker County, Texas, became operational in August 2007.
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