Take a look at the revamped TasALERT website and PIU portal!
TasALERT was developed in 2013 in response to the learnings from the recent bushfires that had occurred in Tasmania. It’s a whole-of-government online platform that brings together information from emergency services and other government agencies to provide a consistent flow of public information.
The new website makes it easier to find emergency information and warnings from across government relevant to you or those you care about.
So what’s changed on the public website?
The homepage map now allows you to choose the types of information you would like to view during an emergency, including fire warnings, road closures, school closures and evacuation centres across Tasmania.
Alongside the map, a notification feed provides up-to-date information on emergency warnings across the State. You can use the search function in the notification feed to view all information about a particular incident, or to find updates containing key words.
In an emergency, we know how important it is to have access to updates on-the-go. TasALERT is now more mobile-friendly, plus you’ll still have access to live social media feeds for all Tasmanian emergency services.
The site also provides a range of handy emergency preparedness resources like contact numbers and advice about what you should do before, during and after an emergency. CPU has also worked with the Migrant Resource Centre to translate this information into appropriate languages for migrant communities in the State. This body of work will go live soon.
Where can you find TasALERT?
Head to www.alert.tas.gov.au and familiarise yourself with the new site, save it as a favourite on your computer or device, and share it with your family and friends. As always, you can find us on Facebook and Twitter by searching “TasALERT”.
TasALERT portal changes for PIU volunteers
The TasALERT portal has also been redeveloped to make it easier for the day-to-day administrator, as well as Public Information Unit (PIU) staff in an emergency, to post updates to the site. This includes social media integration, which means the user can easily post straight to the TasALERT Facebook and Twitter pages at the same time the website is updated.
Want more info?
If you have any questions about the new site or TasALERT in general, or if you would like to be a volunteer for the PIU in the future, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.