New Emergency Alert System launched around the RDKB

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has now launched their new emergency alerting system.

Interim Manager of Emergency Programs Mark Stephens says it will be used by staff at the emergency operations centre to notify residents about evacuation alerts and orders and critical life safety events, like fires or floods.

Anyone who registers for the RDKB Emergency Alerting System will receive information like the distance and direction from an incident, and preferred evacuation routes.

Alerts can be delivered by smart phone app, email, and voice or text to land line or cell.

Head to the RDKB website for details and a link.