In the case of an emergency, you may receive a voice message on your landline or a text message on your mobile phone. Emergency Alert is a telephone warning system that emergency services can use to send alerts to communities via landline telephones based on the location of the handset and to mobile phones based on the billing address. If you receive an emergency alert and want more information, follow the instructions in the message or find your local emergency service on this website.
Once a decision to warn communities in an emergency has been made, the emergency services organisations will determine what method will be used, for example radio, web or TV and whether a telephone alert needs to be issued. A telephone alert is just one way to warn a community and it will not be used in all circumstances.