Cornwall emergency notification now pushed to cell phones

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CORNWALL – With more people using cell phones than landlines, the City of Cornwall is expanding its emergency notification system to include mobile devices.

The city announced today (Monday) that its emergency notification system will now take registrations from cell phone users and can be set up to get alerts for your specific area.

The notifications include evacuations and provincial orders, as well as water main breaks, road closures, garbage and recycling collection changes and winter parking restrictions.

Prior to today, the city’s Rave Mobile Safety system, called Rave Alert, would only pull information and send out notifications based on landline phones.

“Everyone, regardless of what type of phone they have, should have access to the most relevant information,” Cornwall Fire Services Deputy Chief Leighton Woods said.

You can register here.