Be Ready - with free Red Cross Hazard app

Published: 21 Apr 2017

Media Release
Date: 21 April 2017

“Get Ready”

The message from Waimate District Council’s Civil Defence is download the Red Cross Hazard App now and you’ll be one of the first to receive official emergency warnings and alerts.

Hilary Botting, Waimate’s Civil Defence Emergency Management Coordinator is asking people that have not already downloaded the free Red Cross Hazard App to get it now from their Google Play Store or their Apple App Store for instant alerting on smart phones and tablets about any emergency or hazard.

With the technology that’s available now, she says this is one of the best ways to stay in touch with what’s happening – and it only takes a minute or two to download the app.

The Red Cross app is replacing their previous public alerting OTPn text service, which Hilary says is no longer fit for purpose.

She adds Civil Defence is all about being prepared for any emergency and this is one simple way those with the appropriate technology can do so.

Emergency warnings will also be placed on Council’s website www.waimatedc.govt.nz.

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