Logan weather warning app on the radar

Published: 27 Jan 2017 11:11am

Logan residents can now receive alerts about extreme weather events directly to their smartphone, tablet or mobile device.

The Logan Early Warning app is free to download from Council's website and is available for iOS and Android users.

Users simply register their home address to receive text alerts when extreme weather is expected to affect their immediate neighbourhood.

Mayor Luke Smith said the new app was the latest initiative Council had invested in to help residents prepare and respond to severe weather.

“One of the great advantages is that if you are out shopping or visiting friends, this app can alert you of incoming weather and give you time to get home and close windows, move cars or whatever you need to do before the weather hits,” Mayor Smith said.

“The app picks up warnings from the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) about severe thunderstorms, flood warnings, cyclone watches, tsunami and fire weather warnings.

“However, it will only send alerts when those things are expected to affect the address people have registered with the app.”

Users can also receive severe weather alerts from across Australia based on their GPS location.

Logan’s Early Warning app was designed by the Early Warning Network, a company that provides similar services to councils across Australia.

The app is just one of a suite of initiatives Council has rolled out to raise community awareness about preparing for severe weather events.

Council has also created an online Disaster Dashboard – a website filled with tips, fact sheets and live camera feeds of known flood areas to keep people up to date about important local disaster and weather information.

To download the app, visit www.logan.qld.gov.au/earlywarning

To visit the Disaster Dashboard, head to www.disaster.logan.qld.gov.au

Instructions for current EWN users:

City of Logan residents who are currently signed up to receive alerts from EWN will have their registration transferred to the Logan Early Warning service.

You can 'opt out' of the email and SMS alerts if you no longer wish to receive them.

Residents who have the EWN smartphone app are encouraged to download the free Logan Early Warning smartphone app as this app provides additional features to assist Logan residents.