Connect-Portage app launched

Connect-Portage app launched

The Portage Citizen

A new City of Portage la Prairie free app now available is designed to make it easier for residents to stay informed and connected to city business.

Portage la Prairie City Council officially announced the app for phone or home computers that went live last week at its Feb. 12 council meeting.

One of the app’s features gives the city live emergency alerting: live feed and connections to Canada’s emergency alert system, Alert Ready.

In making the announcement, Coun. Ryan Espey explained the city has launched a new communications system with the ability to communicate to residents on multiple platforms such as text, email, mobile phones, land line phones and social media.

The new service is called “Connect-Portage” and provides municipal staff with the ability to send out local information to people on their chosen communication service.

The city’s sign up page (http://www.city-plap.com/main/communications/) says “Connect-Portage” gives municipal staff the ability to send out emergency alerts providing direction on what to do in the event of severe weather events, tornados, train derailments and any other emergency that would require direction and/or city support for its citizens.

Residents must register for Connect-Portage to receive e-mail messages, text, voice or phone messages that can include alert messages sent by the city will automatically appear on mobile devices about any city news and events. Once connected to the free app, you can also make a service request or ask for contact info.

Two new electronic ways to keep in The free app can be downloaded from either the Apple or Google Play stores.


 

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