Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Emergency Officials Say New SaskAlert App Worked during Weekend Storms

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Emergency Officials Say New SaskAlert App Worked during Weekend Storms

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Officials say SaskAlert app worked in storms

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REGINA - Officials in Saskatchewan say a new emergency app properly picked up all tornado alerts from Environment Canada on the weekend.

There were four tornado warnings and three watches issued by the weather agency when storms whipped up winds in many places across the province.

Mieka Cleary, deputy commissioner of emergency management, says all weather warnings that appear on the SaskAlert app are sent by Environment Canada, not the province.

Some Twitter users questioned why they didn't get alerts about the thunderstorms that roared through or why the province wasn't tweeting the alerts.

Cleary says the level of any weather alert is up to Environment Canada, but people can also adjust the settings within their own app to control whether they receive only critical or all advisories. …

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