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Today is the perfect time to sign up for emergency text alerts from Napier Civil Defence. It is now even easier to subscribe to their text alert service.
“More and more people have access to the internet and mobile phones these days,” Angela says. “We’re moving with the times and meeting the ever-growing demand people have come to expect with the advancements of technology.”
Angela is quick to point out, however, that only people on the Vodafone and Telecom mobile phone networks are able to receive the text alerts.
“People shouldn’t rely on these text alerts as their main information source as it can be somewhat unreliable at times. First and foremost people should tune into their local radio station and if they can, check the Napier City Council website, which will be updated continuously as information comes in.”
Those wanting to sign up for the text alerts simply follow two easy steps:
1. Text follow napier_cd
2. Send to 8987.
A confirmation text will reply. Normal text charges apply. For more information on our new service, visit www.napier.govt.nz or phone Napier Civil Defence on 835 7579.