There are many ways residents can receive emergency notifications or find information about emergency situations…
- Local alerts may be issued through “My Community Notification Network”. Please see the article below for additional details.
- If you are aware of, or are notified that an emergency has occurred, tune to a local radio station for information and stay on that station unless you are advised otherwise. In a major emergency, 1070 AM/103.9 FM will provide ongoing updates to the public.
- 211 Ontario may be activated by municipal or emergency officials to receive calls from the public looking for information during an emergency or crisis. Do not call 9-1-1 if you are looking for information. For further explanation on the appropriate use of 2-1-1 and 9-1-1, please read the articles below.
- The national notification system called “Alert Ready” delivers warnings over radio and television stations and compatible cell phones within an alert area. Ontario’s “Red Alerts” notification system integrates with Alert Ready, so provincial alerts can also be broadcasts on radio and television and cell phones. Red Alerts adds social media and email alerts for followers and subscribers.
- Residents and neighbours of St. Clair Township can be part of the Bluewater Community Alerting System by purchasing a device that receives notifications issued by St. Clair Township officials.
- Residential areas in close proximity to petro-chemical industries and refining operations are covered by a system of municipal/industrial emergency sirens that may be sounded to warn residents of emergency situations.