The Alert SA website brings together social media messages from South Australia's emergency services via Twitter, Facebook and RSS in one place.
Currently social media feeds are sourced from the CFS, SAPOL, SES, MFS and the Bureau of Meteorology.
'Alerts' can be described as messages issued to the public by multiple means of communication that provide information relating to a particular incident or event. South Australia has adopted the National Framework for Advice and Warnings to the Community. The framework is based on three types of messages.
Messages that inform you of an emergency incident or event when there is no immediate danger, providing general information to keep you up to date with developments. You should remain alert and seek further information. This type of message is highlighted by colour blue.
Messages that inform you that you are likely to be impatcted by an emergency incident of event. Action is required now. This type of message is highlighted by the colour yellow
Messages that inform you that you are in imminent danger and will be impacted by an emergency incident or event. You need to take action immediately. The message will ususally contain information about the severity of the incident, time to impact and what you should do. This type of message is highlighted by the colour red.
Your should take all these messages seriously and consider the information carefully.