The City of Richmond has launched a new emergency alert system.
The system, launched Thursday, uses new software and will replace the previous emergency notification system, which will no longer be operational.
Residents will need to sign up for the new system in order to receive alerts, which will be sent out in the case of imminent emergencies or disasters that may impact Richmond.
“Our new Richmond BC Alert will improve the city’s ability to notify the public and provide relevant information during an emergency,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie, in a statement.
“Aligned with efforts to improve and enhance other regional public alerting systems, it also enhances council’s ongoing commitment to a safe and resilient city.” …