Saskatchewan Residents can now get Emergency Alerts on their phones.
The Government of Saskatchewan launched the “SaskAlert” app Monday.
The app is used to connect residents to the information they need, such as evacuation routes and centres, when emergency strikes.
Provincial Fire Commissioner Duane McKay says the app will allow for a more complete system when it comes to keeping people safe.
Approximately one-third of communities in Saskatchewan have trained individuals who can issue warnings through the app.
Other alerts, such as Environment Canada weather alerts, are put into an app through a national system.
Communities without the training can contact the government in order to receive it.
Communities without training will still receive alerts through a provincial system.
The app is different from alert systems put into place by cities, such as Saskatoon and Regina, as it will release alerts for communities across the province and not just within one city.
Users will be able to pick which communities they wish to receive notifications for.
The app is available for download to both apple and android products.