Côte Saint-Luc launches mass notification system to alert residents about emergencies

The City of Côte Saint-Luc announced yesterday the launch of its CSL Alert Mass Notification System, which allows people to opt-in 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,” 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. It is very important for residents to add their contact information to the alert system database.”

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 for anything.

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 additional 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, say, the West Island, Toronto, or Florida, you can nonetheless sign yourself up to get notifications that affect your parents’ address.”

>>Presentation of the Emergency and Disaster plan

For more information or to add your phone numbers and e-mail address to the system, visit CoteSaintLuc.org/Alert.

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