Clare County Council introduces SMS, e-mail alert system

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18 November 2013 | 0

Clare County Council has launched of a system of alerting members of the public about road closures, severe weather warnings and other service changes throughout the county.

People are being invited to sign up for free SMS and e-mail service alerts from the local authority by registering on the Council website.

Users are able to select alerts of relevance to their area of the County and to opt in to receive additional notifications regarding community announcements and events.

Mayor of Clare Cllr Joe Arkins said: “With the winter season now upon us, this service may prove very useful to members of the public especially when one considers the severe weather that has affected Clare in recent years.”

Urban McMahon, head of information systems, Clare County Council, said: “This is a free service that is being provided by Clare County Council. There are no registration costs and there are no charges associated with receiving SMS or e-mails.

“The events covered by the alert system include scheduled road works and closures, major road accidents and incidents, floods, severe weather warnings, boil water notices, and community and sporting events. We are looking to maximise its potential as a useful method of communication with our consumers.”

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