The provincial govnernment has taken a significant step to ensure that Albertans are informed and prepared for future public emergencies in real time.
The Alberta Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) has created new apps for smartphone and tablet users to receive alerts from the Alberta Emergency Alert (AEA) system. The apps are available for Android and iOS operating systems from Google play and the App Store, respectively.
App users will receive the same critical alerts that also interrupt local broadcasting, appear on the AEA Twitter and Facebook accounts and posted online at emergencyalert.alberta.ca. These alerts will be geo-tagged (when enabled on your phone) so you will receive alerts pertinent to your location in Alberta, even when travelling in the province. The app also contains preparedness information. You can get more information about the app at emergencyalert.alberta.ca.
Please forward this bulletin to your family, friends and colleagues and encourage them to download and install the app for their devices. Should you have any further questions, please call the on-call EMO at 403 512 8117.
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