Emergency Management handy hint
If you have cell phones in your household we strongly recommend that you register your number(s) with WREMO so that you will receive emergency text messages when they are issued. For further information on this service go to: http://www.getprepared.org.nz/text-alerts
If you don’t have a computer, the following extract from the WREMO Web site will give you the information you need to register:
- Text follow WREMOalert to 8987. You’ll get a text saying thanks for joining Twitter.
- Reply with set discover off to avoid receiving other Twitter messages.
When you receive an emergency text, spread the word. Forward it to your family and other personal contacts, post it on Facebook, and re-tweet on Twitter.
Text alerts are only sent in potentially life threatening emergency situations such as tsunami warnings. Receiving the alerts is free. To sign up you will need to send two texts, which are charged at your service providers’ standard rate.