We all are familiar with the historical Carnival celebration of Mardi Gras. This year, the city of New Orleans has decided to use Everbridge’s Community Engagement solution in the days leading up to and during the celebration to keep area residents, attendees and visitors safe and informed.

Residents, attendees, and visitors can simply text the keyword “MARDIGRAS2017” to 888-777 throughout the event to receive real-time safety information and updates from the New Orleans Mayor’s Office and the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (NOHSEP).

Current subscribers in the New Orleans area will continue to receive their regular local alerts from Everbridge and can choose to opt-in to MARDIGRAS17 for Mardi Gras specific information. The City of New Orleans is expecting over 1 million attendees at the event, and by using Community Engagement in an effective manner, local officials are able to stay connected with residents and attendees.

For more information on how Everbridge Community Engagement service allows local officials, residents and area attendees to easily stay connected and engaged during high-profile events, please visit: http://www.everbridge.com/product/community-engagement/.