Florida Power and Light Selects Send Word Now Alerts Service for Rapid and Secure Communication

NEW YORK , July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Send Word Now ( http://www.sendwordnow.com ), the leading provider of on-demand alerting and response services, today announced that Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) has selected Send Word Now's Alert...


NEW YORK , July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Send Word Now (http://www.sendwordnow.com), the leading provider of on-demand alerting and response services, today announced that Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) has selected Send Word Now's Alert Service(TM) to expand its rapid communications capabilities. FPL will use Send Word Now to rapidly communicate with its stakeholders including employees, media outlets, Homeland Security and government agencies when unforeseen circumstances, such as outages or weather-related incidents arise, and for everyday, time-sensitive situations.

"We selected Send Word Now as an additional tool to augment our already robust emergency communications capabilities," said Alex Zappani , Director of Emergency Planning at FPL. "With Send Word Now, we now have the broadest set of tools for immediate and flexible communication to our stakeholders."

"Energy firms and utility companies must be able to reach hundreds and even thousands of field-based workers in a short period of time," said Tony Schmitz , President and CEO at Send Word Now. "During emergency situations or time sensitive situations, it is critical for these firms to communicate and coordinate with employees, government agencies as well as the media to prevent the spread of misinformation and public panic, as they resolve their crisis. Send Word Now is an ideal solution for these organizations."

Send Word Now's Alert Service enables organizations to rapidly communicate with thousands of people anywhere in the world within minutes using any device. With rapid alerting and response in a two-way environment, time-sensitive events can be addressed immediately, reducing human latency and resulting in better decision-making and quicker response times.

About Florida Light and Power

Florida Power & Light Company is a subsidiary of FPL Group, Inc. (NYSE: FPL), nationally known as a high quality, efficient and customer-driven organization focused on energy-related products and services. With annual revenues of over $15 billion and a growing presence in 27 states, FPL Group is widely recognized as one of the country's premier power companies. Florida Power & Light Company serves 4.5 million customer accounts in Florida. FPL Energy, LLC, FPL Group's competitive energy subsidiary is the nation's leader in producing electricity from clean and renewable sources such as solar and wind. Additional information is available on the Internet at www.FPL.com, www.FPLGroup.com and www.FPLEnergy.com.

About Send Word Now

Send Word Now is the leading provider of on-demand alerting and response services driving effective communication during time sensitive situations. The easy-to-use, web based services are used by corporations, government agencies, and educational institutions to ensure fast, effective, two-way communication in real-time, ensuring continuity during time sensitive events -- anywhere, anytime, regardless of location, device or connection. The company is headquartered in New York City . More information about Send Word Now can be found at www.sendwordnow.com.

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