Received an Emergency Alert warning message on your phone?
Emergency Alert is the national telephone warning system used by emergency services to send voice messages to landlines and text messages to mobile phones within a defined area about potential emergencies.ie “Floods, fires and other significant events can impact pose significant threat to members of the community in impacted area. Emergency Alert allows telephony notifications to be distributed to these areas, through both mobile and land line services, to provide warning of these events.
Emergency Alert is just one way of warning communities and will not be used in all circumstances. Emergency Alert relies on telecommunications networks to send messages, and message delivery cannot be guaranteed.
Messages may not be received due to multiple reasons, read more in our FAQ’S”
Don't wait on a warning to act
Do not wait for an official warning. It is important that you do not rely solely on receiving an official message and should always be aware of what is happening around you, as you could find yourself suddenly in danger.Act decisively the moment you know there is danger.