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Dewberry and Sea Island Software Team Up

April 20, 2006

Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has entered into an exclusive teaming agreement with Sea Island Software, based in Mount Pleasant, SC. 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.

Since its inception in 1988, HURREVAC has been the most highly regarded storm tracking and decision assistance program in use by governments at all levels. The software displays the location and forecasted path of tropical storms and other weather events. It incorporates site-specific evacuation data from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), US Army Corps of Engineers, and state hurricane evacuation studies so decision makers are better informed in the face of potentially catastrophic weather events.

Dewberry’s proprietary software, DARRT, uses Geographic Information System (GIS) technology to provide analysis and visualization tools for disaster response. DARRT is being used in disaster recovery plans nationwide. Dewberry has competed for, won, and maintained sequential contracts with FEMA for more than 30 years. In addition, Dewberry has also held contracts with numerous state and local emergency management agencies.

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