The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) has received a $5,000 grant from BC Hydro to support the launch of its new emergency notification network, SLRD Alert.
SLRD Alert enables the regional district to communicate timely and relevant information directly to residents in Electoral Areas A, B, C and D, in the event of an emergency.
The SLRD Alert service strengthens communications during emergency events whenever there is a heightened threat from a natural hazard. The most common natural hazards facing residents of the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District are forest fires, floods, debris flows and landslides, extreme weather, earthquakes and avalanches.
“With a significant presence throughout the SLRD, we are proud to support this important public safety initiative,” said Mark Poweska, Senior Vice-President of Generation, BC Hydro. “Not only will this new notification system allow the SLRD to relay water flow information downstream of our Cheakamus and Bridge River facilities, SLRD Alert will provide BC Hydro employees with access to real-time emergency notifications while working across the region.”
Residents of any of the SLRD’s four electoral areas can register or learn more at www.slrd.bc.ca/SLRDAlert.
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