New way to stay alert to disasters

Published: 10 Nov 2017

Cairns region residents are invited to register for a new emergency alert system that will take important information directly to personal devices.

Residents can sign up to Cairns Alert, a localised emergency message service that can deliver advice via email, sms and voice message.

Mayor Bob Manning said Cairns Alert would form an important part of Council’s disaster communications.

“This service will provide urgent advice directly to residents when they need to know what is happening in their local area,” Cr Manning said.

“It is a service specifically for the Cairns region, helping our community to be informed and prepared in any disaster situation.

Local Disaster Management Group Chair Cr Terry James said registering for Cairns Alert could be done quickly and easily.

“This is an opt-in service, so alerts will be sent only to those who have registered to receive them,” Cr James said.

“There are links directly from Council’s website and on the new Cairns Disaster Dashboard to make it easy to sign up and it takes less than a minute to complete the registration.

“Registering early means you’ll be all set to go if and when a disaster does threaten our region.”

Residents can sign-up for Cairns Alert at www.cairns.qld.gov.au/cairnsalert or through the Disaster Dashboard at disaster.cairns.qld.gov.au.

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Last updated: 10 November 2017