Residents urged to download free weather warning app

February 8, 2017 by  

Slacks Creek residents will be able to receive extreme weather alerts following the introduction of a new app for tablet, smartphone or mobile devices.

Logan City Council has released the new Logan Early Warning app as a free download via its website for Android and iOS users.

Mayor Luke Smith said it was a simple process to receive text alerts at times of expected extreme weather in the immediate neighbourhood, with residents required only to register their address at home.

He said Council invested in the app to help residents to both respond and prepare for incidences of severe weather.

Digital printing of key steps in preparing for severe weather has long been available from the Council website but, according to the Mayor, the app provides the added advantage of alerting people in time to return from shopping or a friends place to prepare before it hits.

He said Bureau of Meteorology warnings including fire weather, tsunamis, cyclone watches, flood warnings and severe thunderstorms are picked up by the app.

However, the Mayor stressed, the alerts will only be sent to registered app users within the community.

Those who use the device can also receive alerts about the weather from across country, based on GPS locations.

In addition to the new Logan Early Warning app, Council also provides a full online Disaster Dashboard, which has fact sheets, tips and live camera feeds of flood areas.