This is nothing like anything we have seen before. We need to order an evacuation.
The authorities use emergency notification software to send notifications to the targeted geographic area
Meanwhile, Pam is at her home
There is a large wildland fire in your area. We recommend that you evacuate immediately.
What is the meaning of this text? Where exactly is the fire? Where do I go now? Let me call 911
All lines are busy...
OMG! What do I do now?
The entire county is worried and looking for answers
A virtual assistant that provides personalized help during emergencies
Hey Mata, Is there a fire in my area?
Yes. Authorities are fighting wildfire in your area. They have ordered evacuation. The nearest safety-zone for you is at Carol Boulevard, which is 1.5 miles North of your current location.
MATA, Where can I find a smoke mask to wear?
A safe place to shop is on Russell Street, 5 miles East of your current location. Other roads are closed due to active fire.
MATA provides personalized help based on time, space and situational awareness
The 2018 Sonoma fires killed 24 people, destroyed 5,100 houses and levelled 142 sq. miles of land. Hundreds of citizens had a close-call with fire because authorities failed to notify on time. Sonoma county has half-million people.
During emergencies, effective communication can save lives. MATA can support hundreds of thousands of users at a time MATA can be a crucial communication channel