Virginia, USA, 19 APRIL 2006: Dewberry, a professional services firm, providing engineering, architectural, program management, planning, geographic information, and environmental services, has entered into an agreement with Sea Island Software, Inc. which provides software and related services to the emergency management community that is focused on hurricane threats. The agreement surrounds Sea Island Software’s product, HURREVAC, a computer graphics hurricane tracking and decision assistance tool used by more than 5,800 federal, state, and local emergency managers and decision makers to track the movements of tropical cyclones and provide real-time weather data to assist in decision making.
Under this teaming agreement, Dewberry will avail its expertise in hurricane preparedness, planning, response, and recovery to assist the emergency management community and HURREVAC users by developing and customizing software to prepare for and respond to future storms. Dewberry and Sea Island Software will also integrate HURREVAC’s capabilities with Dewberry’s Disaster Assistance Response and Recovery Technology (DARRT) to provide an integrated, comprehensive emergency management software suite that is customizable to the particular needs of individual communities and agencies.
Dewberry’s proprietary software, DARRT, uses GIS technology to provide analysis and visualization tools for disaster response. DARRT is being used in disaster recovery plans nationwide.