Residents encouraged to sign up for alerts
A new emergency alert system has been implemented to notify residents of the Thompson Nicola Regional District (TNRD).
The program, launched on June 18, will allow the TNRD to send alerts straight to residents’ phones in addition to already used channels such as social media, TV, radio, phone and email.
Alerts will only be sent to users who register through the Voyent Alert! app or those with less connectivity can register for email, text or phone call alerts at https://register.voyent-alert.com.
Registration is free, anonymous and can be cancelled at any time.
“The notification system will be used for evacuation alerts and orders during emergency events, and to send advisories to residents on the TNRD’s community water systems. We’re encouraging everyone in the region to take a moment to sign up, because only those registered will receive the notifications from the alerting system,” said Michelle Nordstrom, manager of communications and marketing.