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RDN has new emergency notification system – Gabriola on-island registration event this Wednesday September 9th!

From: “Craig, Vanessa” <vanessa.craig@rdn.bc.ca&gt;

Subject: RDN has new emergency notification system – Gabriola on-island registration event this Wednesday September 9th!

Hello everyone,

As community groups with an interest in emergency preparedness and/or with your connection to various on-island groups and extensive lists, I’m hoping you can distribute the following to your email lists. The RDN is switching to a new emergency notification system as of October 1st. Of note is that RDN staff will be at the Gabriola Fire Hall this Wednesday September 9th between 10 am-2 pm to help residents that would like assistance in registering for this service. I’m hoping you can distribute this information through your email lists. Note that you can always connect to RDN staff for help at 250-390-4111 or 1-877-607-4111 or email emergencyservices@rdn.bc.ca.

 

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The RDN is moving to a new emergency alert system as of October 1st (even if you are signed up for Connect Rocket you need to sign up for Voyent Alert! because information isn’t automatically transferred). You can sign up to receive alerts via telephone, email, text, or a combination. You can also sign up to receive alerts for various locations (eg if you work in Nanaimo or your child goes to school in Nanaimo, you can sign up to receive alerts for your home or other locations).

 

If you would like assistance to get registered and you’re going to be on Gabriola, RDN staff will be at the main Gabriola Fire Hall between 10-2 pm on Wednesday September 9 and can answer your questions and get you signed up. You can learn more about Voyent Alert! and register here: rdn.bc.ca/voyent-alert For assistance registering call 250-390-4111 or 1-877-607-4111 or email emergencyservices@rdn.bc.ca

 

**Please remember – do not attend the in-person sessions if you are not feeling well, have travelled outside the Country in the past 14 days or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. These sessions will be held outside and 2m physical distance will be maintained as well as proper sanitization procedures.

Voyent Alert! allows residents, businesses or visitors to receive messages through an app, text message, voice call or email for critical events such as extreme weather or wildfires. As well, a user can opt in or out of day to day communications such as RDN Service Alerts and Public Notices for recreation and parks alerts, watermain flushing and more.

 

Voyent Alert! is a robust alert system that will allow the RDN to send geographically referenced alerts. A user can subscribe to receive any types of alerts they would like and for multiple locations including home, school and work. Information included in the alert can include maps, pdf images, text and web links.

 

Sincerely,

Vanessa

 

Vanessa Craig

RDN Director Area B (Gabriola, Mudge, and DeCourcy Islands)

T 250.741.4589

www.vanessacraig.ca

 

For the latest information about the RDN’s response to COVID-19, see https://www.rdn.bc.ca/pandemic

 

 

 

Vanessa Craig

RDN Director Area B (Gabriola, Mudge, and DeCourcy Islands)

T 250.741.4589

www.vanessacraig.ca

 

For the latest information about the RDN’s response to COVID-19, see https://www.rdn.bc.ca/pandemic