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  • 0 Wellington Cafe - Milk Crate has infected patron on Saturday 15th March

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    Covid 19 infected person visits Wellington Cafe, Milk Crate, on Ghuznee St in Te Aro is encouraging people who believe they came into contact with the man in the cafe on Saturday to contact Healthline.

  • 0 You're information could save lives

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    People expect alerts ASAP, and rightly so. Now you can play a vital role. PROBLEM: Official sources have protocols to follow which can delay information by 45mins or more. We have experienced this first hand. THE FIX: Enable the people to send reports directly to us. SOLUTION: Lert Info Contact Us  form You can be our eyes and ears. Whenever you see something, tell us first, unless it's a Phone 111 situation. Just setup the Contact Us  page on your phone, then all you will have to do is tap the icon fill in the details and press send. We will have your information immediately and will act on it as needed. Follow these three steps 1/ Click the Contact us Link above to get following screen.   2/ Tap your screens hamburger/menu and a similar dropdown should appear as follows. Select "add to homescreen" & give it a name you like. We've used "Lert Info Send Message"         3/ Your screen will now have an icon like the "Lert Info send message" one. 4/ To send us a message all you need do is tap the icon, write the messages and send to us. The first message you send you may need to include your email and phone, sunsequently it should populate automatically.  We will need your location and details. No use to just say there has been a crash. We need basic info - location, road open or closed etc.  Flooding for example - where, status - Just starting, depth.......   You don't need to be a subscriber to contact us, but if you want to get alerts just go to Sign Up We're here to help Kiwis  

  • 0 Perfect for Travellers

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    If you're moving around the country and stopping over at various locations, we can let you know if anything may ruin your time. eg, fire, flooding, road closures etc This is great for any "Motor Homers" . Takes just 15 secs to do at the end of the day or even during the day  if you want, when you're on a long trip. You just add our login to your home screen of your phone. When you want to make a change:   Select 1/ "change Your Area"           2/ Set the region and suburb/town           3/ Submit -Done To register for alerts, if not already , got to www.lert.info  

  • 0 Newsletter February 2020

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    Lert Info February 2020 Newsletter Gore, Mataura and Milford Rain Event This event was well signaled by Metservice, ourselves and other sources, with expected rain amounts to be in the 300-400mm range.  Metservice had their first ever "Red Alert" and it was used wisely. When we saw it come out, we knew it wasn't going to end well. However the damage to the Milford Road caught everyone by surprise. It's unlikely the road will be open till at least Friday 14th Feb. The Southland flooding was expected and we could see the writing on the wall after taking into account the lag time for rivers to rise, and the amount of water still to come from the headwaters. We did make general comments but it was for CDEM to take the lead with announcements. They did a good job.  How did you find their Mobile Emergency Alerts. - Add a comment below.  Go Bags and Emergency Kits The Southland floods graphically showed benefits of a good push alert service, your emergency plan and preparedness. There was a 12-14 hours lead time, after the initial notice from CDEM, to be ready to evacuate the next morning. This gave people time to get things together. If it was a major earthquake however, how ready would you have been? This Link will help you get organised.   The Risk of Email Only Are you getting emails late? - Compare our time stamp and the actual time you see it the alert.  If you had to evacuate immediately, but email alerts arrived 1-2hrs after you needed to be gone, how would you be affected? The delays are nothing to do with our system, but how the world's internet setup handles bulk email. In an emergency speed is vital. During the Southland evacuations, ALL our Txt subscribers got their alerts immediately, but most email only subscribers didnt know for maybe another 30-60mins later.  This is just how email works these days because of the internet issues with scams and security issues. The solution is to upgrade to Txt. It's costs less than 1/2 a cup of coffee, or a bag of chippies per month, and alerts you almost immediately. Why Push Alerts Are Superior for Alerting Lert Info sends push alerts to keep you informed, and looks for information from hundreds of sources that you won't have access to. In the heat of the moment your will be desperate for information but probably won't have time to hunt it out?  We can bring most of it to you. Sadly, you can't rely on Facebook these days. You could miss posts from any source at any time , OR  get them very late. It's just how Facebooks sends post to you.  The following chart for the reach for each of our posts recently, tells the story. You will never know when you miss a post, whether from Lert, Civil Defence, your council or anyone else. The numbers in red are people who follow us on Facebook, that don't ever see each post.   Upgrade Now App Update We're in the testing phase of our revolutionary emergency app. How long this will take is anyones guess, but we need to get this right as people are relying on us. We will update you as and when appropriate. It will be the same price as the txt service but markedly better, like an old Mini to a new Tesla   Till next time - Stay prepared, stay safe

  • 0 Alerts Are Best When Community Sourced

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    Lert Info is about community and keeping people within those communities safer and better informed.  Although we have hundreds of official sources, the best information comes from YOU,our community. It's faster than most official sources It's incredibly accurate Can be updated in real time We can ask for information in real time during events Enables us to get accurate real time alerts to other members of the Lert community  A classic example was when a major hail storm endangered people from Timaru to Christchurch in December 2019. We issued an alert to subscribers over 30 mins before Metservice issued a severe thunderstorm warning. By getting updates from dozens of people we were then able to forewarn those in line of the storm over the whole day. We were the only service to do so. Fortunately no one was severely injured but thousands of cars needed extensive panel beating and some gutters and roofs were damaged. You can play a crucial part by contacting us on Facebook messenger or emailing info@lert.info.  We can then send alerts to subscribers. ( subscribe for free alerts.) Together we can keep each other safer.    

  • 0 Why Email is not suitable for Emergency Alerting

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      When we set up Lert Info, it was the NZ's very first dedicated National alert service. We wanted as many people as possible to benefit from our alerts, and the delivery options were free emails or paid Txt. With email though there is a huge tradeoff -  TIME       The following image clearly shows this email delays. If a person's life was at risk, and this was an evacuation alert, (we sent 3 in 2019) they could have received this far too late to save them. With the Edgecumbe evacuations the community only had about 1-2hrs to get out At the extreme top right you can see the time this email arrived (15:40  or 3:40pm) You can also see the time the alert was sent 3hours earlier. - 12:29  A 3Hr DELAY Delays are now common place for bulk emails and is why Civil Defence has now dropped it in some locations but we felt people still needed something, so we hung in there. We often send over 100,000 alerts a day, but scam/spam measures used by servers and businesses now cause major delays. holdups and rejections. The only way to get immediate delivery of alerts, is with pushed Txt alerts. Lert Info is NZ's only dedicated Pushed Txt  Alert  provider. We can provide a preium service, but it's for you to decide if it's for you. Whether email or Txt, Lert should be part everyones information sources.    

  • 0 Alertable rain and wind for Sat / Sun 11th & 12th Jan

    • Weather
    • by Stuart Gunn
    • 08-01-2020
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    The weekend is looking to be unpleasant for many in the South Island with another round of very strong winds possible. These maps show the weather for the previous 3hrs. Details will be known Thursday about wind strength and rain amounts so you can get an idea of timing Stay up with alerts for your area - Click Here    

  • 0 Facebook Is Too Slow For Alerting

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    Thousands of Kiwis rely on our pushed emergency alerts every day! Why? Because they want to their families to be much safer. Push alerting has proven time and again to be the most effective way to alert you. It's immediate and reliable. Every post we put on Facebook is now released by Facebook over several hours. Our social media expert has seen Facebook posts reach fewer people over the years. Sadly, the exact same thing is happening with posts from pages for Civil Defence, NEMA, Metservice, Councils, and now groups. They are all taking a hammering, and we see that in their figures too. Most of them only reach 5%, possibly 10% of followers.  Luckily we can get up to 30%.  This following chart shows the number of people that DON'T see individual posts. How will you know you missed a post?    YOU WON'T   The following chart clarifies why a dedicated alert service is your best way to stay informed. You'll also see push alerts much sooner. No use getting an alert AFTER you needed to evacuate or shelter from a severe thunderstorm.   When people regularly said they were missing posts we decided to stop using Facebook because we had absolutely no control over alert distribution. The only way for a reliable, fast and most of all, proven alerting method is Push Alerts . We can provide email or superior Txt alerts but there is a huge trade off between the two - speed and reliability. Email is affected by worldwide security/spam measures employed these days. Lert Info is NZ's only, dedicated, alert service. It's here specifically to keep you and your family better informed and safer. No others can do what we do. We really want you to be safer, so why not join the thousands and thousands of Kiwis getting information before you.  Click Here    

  • 0 Alerts As At 4pm Sat Jan 4th

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    A slightly busier day with wind causing issues for driving. We have ; Wind watches and warnings, Road wind warnings Fire Ban Toxic algae Toxic lake E coli in drinking water Toxic Shellfish If you want to be right up with any alerts Click Here             

  • 0 Smoke from Aussy bushfire now over NZ

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      In Dunedin, if you look to the sky the appearance of what looks like a sheet of high cloud is actually high altitude smoke carried across the Tasman. Picks show Satellite image as at 230pm White concrete turned brown as sun comes through the smoke The maps showing Mallacoota in Australia where thousands have been evacuated to the foreshore. When the Pigeon Valley fires occured earlier this year, we managed with a team of two. Dealing with something like the Aussy fire is 500 times the size and would require a team of 10 people at least. Our thoughts go out to everyone affected.              

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