ALERTSThere are many ways you can obtain information during an emergency or disaster. You can monitor local media through a television set or radio, you can check for alerts through social media and you can monitor the situation on various websites.
REGION OF ST. PAUL NOTIFICATION/ALERT SYSTEMThe Region of St. Paul has purchased a state of the art Notification and Alert system. The Town/County of St. Paul, Town of Elk Point and Summer Village of Horseshoe Bay have had designated staff take the training on the operation of the system, and it’s overall development of the site. The system is now ready for the public to sign-up and subscribe to receive Notifications and Alerts. You will receive Alerts that will notify you of any potential type of life threatening events, such as a tornado warning or watch in our area. As for the Notifications, it’s what you as an individual select to receive, such as Municipal Office Hour, or garbage day changes.
A lot of homework was done ahead of time to see if this system was a fit for the Region of St. Paul. Director of Emergency Management Rob Duffy commented “we spoke to a lot of other Municipalities that are currently using the system and seen the benefits. For us to be able to send out an early Alert to warn the public of an immediate threat that could save a lot of lives, was the big selling feature”. Municipalities such as High River used their system to warn the public of the flooding that took place in 2013.
You can subscribe by going on-line to www.stpaul.ca
People can also stop in at their Municipal Office and asked to be signed up. “If you don’t sign-up, you won’t receive the Notifications or Alerts. There is no cost to the individual, so why wouldn’t you sign-up”.
For any further questions please call Regional Emergency Management at 780-645-5313.
ALBERTA EMERGENCY ALERTAlberta Emergency Alerts are issued to warn people about potential risks to their health and safety. By signing up to receive this information directly, you will be better informed and better prepared. You can follow Alberta Emergency Alert on Twitter @AB_EmergAlert, download their app for iPhone or Android devices by following this link and signing up or visit their website for more information.
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HEALTH ALERTSFor information regarding Ebola - http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/10291.asp
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The following link will provide you an update with respect to Alberta Health Services preparations regarding the Ebola Virus Disease. The letter also contains the important link to AHS’ main Ebola information site.