Côte Saint-Luc launches mass notification system to alert residents about emergencies
September 19, 2014
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The City of Côte Saint-Luc announced the launch of its CSL Alert Mass Notification System, which allows people to receive emergency notifications via phone, text message, or e-mail.
“The system will be used to notify people about imminent threats to health and safety, such as boil-water advisories or gas leaks,” Mayor Anthony Housefather said. “If you have a home phone, mobile phone, or email address, we’ll be able to send you information in an emergency—provided your give us your contact information.”
The city added all public phone numbers in Côte Saint-Luc to the system, such as the ones listed in the phone book. Therefore, most people who live in Côte Saint-Luc will get notified of an emergency by phone without having to sign up.
However, for those whose home phone number is not listed, or who prefer to be notified by mobile phone, text message, or e-mail message, they must add that contact information to the system. Visit CoteSaintLuc.org/Alert and follow the step-by-step instructions on how to add contact information to the system.
“Not only can you receive emergency notifications in different ways, but you don’t even have to live in Côte Saint-Luc to receive notifications,” said Councillor Glenn J. Nashen, the council member responsible for emergency preparedness. “If your parents live in Côte Saint-Luc but you live in the West Island, Toronto, or Florida, you can nonetheless sign yourself up to get notifications that affect your parents’ address and follow up with them to ensure their safety.”
For more information or to add your phone numbers and e-mail address to the system, visit CoteSaintLuc.org/Alert