How do you Prepare for a Flood: Before, During and After?

Floods are the most common natural hazard in Canada.    Floods occur when there is an overflow of water onto land that is normally dry (Government of Canada).  It may happen with only a couple inches of water or water may submerge vehicles and buildings.  Floods can occur at any time throughout the year and […]

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What makes Alertable different?

Alertable is a smart emergency alert platform for notifying more people of disasters and hazards. Traditional ways of alerting the public to emergencies like through TV and radio are still appropriate but are becoming less effective as people ‘cut the cord’. And while new smartphone wireless alerting is a positive step forward, not all smartphones […]

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Should the public send emergency alerts?

Alerting the public of disasters and hazards is traditionally considered the responsibility of government. Why does it have to be that way? Why can’t the public, themselves, also alert? Using the same trustworthy and reliable tools that government uses? The public is often the first to witness a threat and to inform government authorities of […]

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