ABRUZZO – It will be in operation starting today, February 13IT-alert: the public alert system for direct information to the population in case of serious emergencies or imminent disasters.
The system will be activated in the event of the collapse of a large dam, major accidents in industrial plants, nuclear accidents or radiological emergency situations, volcanic activity in the areas of Campi Flegrei, Vesuvius and the island of Vulcano. The IT-alert messageonce transmitted, it will be received by anyone in the area affected by the emergency and has a mobile phone switched on and connected to a cell phone and will indicate the first actions to take to minimize your exposure to dangersuch as staying indoors or moving away from waterways or evacuating the area.
The head of the Civil Protection Department Fabrizio Curcio announced: «Informing the population promptly in the event of a potentially dangerous situation is essential and thanks to IT-alert, Civil Protection now has an additional tool to quickly reach citizens. However, let’s remember that in an emergency it is equally crucial to know what to do and what not to do, that is, in short, to be prepared if you receive an alarm notification. This is why it is always useful to inform yourself immediately about good civil protection practices, because It is prevention and correct behavior that save lives».