New Alert System To Launch In May

Sarnia-Lambton Environmental Association General Manager Dean Edwardson BlackburnNews.com (Photo by Melanie Irwin)

Sarnia Lambton’s new emergency notification system is set to launch next month.

Community Awareness Emergency Response General Manager Dean Edwardson says residents will be able to receive emergency alerts through various forms of communication including land line, cell phone, text or email, free of charge.

CAER has signed a 3 year contract with US-based company Everbridge and will cover the annual cost of 20 thousand dollars.

Mandatory alerts including tornado warnings, drinking water advisories, shelter-in-place or evacuation orders will be sent to all users, while participants will have to option to sign up for others including school bus cancellations.

Residents are encouraged to start registering for the alerts now by visiting caer.ca

“My Community Notification Network” launches on Emergency Preparedness Day, May 9.