Leamington Launches New Alert System

Tuesday July 5th, 2016

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Leamington is launching a new mass notification system to keep residents, staff and emergency personnel safe and informed with quick and reliable emergency notifications and public service announcements.

The town will begin using this mass notification system to communicate with citizens and businesses during emergencies and other critical events ranging from severe weather, fires, floods and other emergencies, to more routine announcements, such as road closures and water utility maintenance.

Messages will be sent to residents on their preferred contact paths, be it cell phone, text message, home phone or email to ensure real-time access to potentially lifesaving information. Residents listed in the Municipality of Leamington’s database will be automatically subscribed to alerts by phone; however, citizens are encouraged to self-register and provide additional contact information.

“The Leamington Alert System will provide another tool to effectively inform the public during emergencies. This system sends out information across various types of devices quickly and reliably to ensure public safety and community awareness,” said Chuck Parsons, Fire Chief.

Residents and businesses are encouraged to register immediately to receive these alerts by signing up online at www.leamington.ca/alerts, by phone at 519-326-6291 or in person at the Leamington Municipal Office located at 111 Erie Street North.

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