City of Red Deer’s mass notification system to keep residents informed

Red Deerians urged to sign up for emergency warnings, snow clearing updates

Emergency warnings and snow clearing updates can now be sent to Red Deerians via the new Notify Red Deer mass information system.

The system will allow residents to choose how they receive information from the city — through text, email or phone call — and which information they want to receive.

They can sign up to get emergency notices about flooding, evacuations or temporary shelters. They can also get word about the latest ice and snow conditions and plowing routes.

“Notify Red Deer allows us to send critical information to residents instantly and in a way that they prefer to receive it,” said Julia Harvie-Shemko, director of communications and strategic planning.

“We encourage all residents to sign up as this will be the most reliable, timely way to share information during an emergency situation,” she added — and also the best way of avoiding a ticket by keeping up-to-date on snow plowing.

Residents can sign up by visiting reddeer.ca/notifyreddeer. The first 5,000 people who do will be entered to win a one-year family pass for use at any city recreation facility.

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