MoretonAlert is a free emergency warning system launched by the Moreton Bay Regional Council. The program was developed to keep residents informed and safe during times of crisis, such as bushfires, floods, and severe weather events.
The program utilises a range of communication methods, including email, text messages, social media, and push notifications through the MoretonAlert app. Residents can choose to receive alerts through any or all of these channels, depending on their preferences.
To register for the program, Moreton Bay Region residents simply need to visit the Moreton Bay Regional Council website and provide their contact details. Once registered, they will receive free alerts for any emergencies that may affect their area.
In addition to emergency alerts, MoretonAlert also provides updates on other important community information, such as road closures, water supply disruptions, and events that may impact residents.
The system is designed to be user-friendly and accessible to all members of the community, including those with disabilities. Alerts are available in multiple languages, and residents with vision impairments can receive alerts in alternative formats, such as audio.
MoretonAlert is also designed to work seamlessly with other emergency services in the area, including the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and the Queensland Police Service. This allows for coordinated responses during emergencies and ensures that residents receive timely and accurate information.
Once you have subscribed to receive alerts, you may receive messages at any time of the day or night. If you are travelling overseas and your phone has international roaming, you will continue to receive emergency alerts. Alerts are location and risk based. With alerts only being sent if the residential address you have registered is deemed in the impact area.
Every reasonable effort will be made to provide alerts to registered users at the earliest opportunity. Telecommunications networks may experience delays in delivery.
Moreton Alert is an important program that helps to keep residents safe and informed during times of crisis. Its user-friendly design, multiple communication channels, and coordination with other emergency services make it an invaluable tool for the Moreton Bay community.