SC Alert to go out September 21 to all subscribers

September 14, 2016

SC Alert to go out September 21 to all subscribers

As part of its commitment to emergency communication, Strathcona County is issuing its annual system-wide alert (SC Alerts) to nearly 9,000 subscribers on Wednesday, September 21, 2016.

The alert will be delivered according to subscribers’ notification preferences of text, email and/or phone. Since launching in January 2014, Strathcona County has issued 28 SC Alerts to subscribers.

The SC Alert system sends emergent, significant and time-sensitive emergency alerts affecting Strathcona County. Alerts include, but are not limited to; shelter-in-place and evacuations, information about immediate threats to the safety and well-being of County residents, fire bans and advisories, water bans and restrictions and unplanned snow route parking bans.

Recipients of the SC Alert are asked to complete a short survey about their experience and views of the SC Alert system. Survey responses will be used to review and improve the system, where needed. The survey is available online, or by calling 780-410-8550. The survey closes September 27, 2016.

Residents are encouraged to sign up to receive emergent, significant and time sensitive emergency alerts affecting Strathcona County.

More information or call 780-410-8550.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of almost 96,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.


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Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595