On Thursday, October 6, BE-Alert, the alarm system of the National Crisis Center, will conduct a national test. Zottegem is participating in this together with 225 other cities and municipalities. All info about BE-Alert can be found on www.zottegem.be/be-alert.
“BE-Alert is an alarm system with which the government can warn residents during an emergency. Citizens are then notified of the problem by means of an SMS, e-mail or voice call and receive the necessary recommendations, for example to keep windows and doors closed during a fire. The test is performed to test the capacity of the system and to practice the use of the tool. All residents of Zottegem who have registered with BE-Alert will receive a message during the day.” said Mayor Evelien De Both (N-VA) who emphasizes attaching great importance to the test. “In an emergency, good preparation is crucial. That is why the national test moment is not a superfluous luxury: it allows us to test the capacity of the system and to optimize the use of BE-Alert and have a good grasp of it. In this way, during a real emergency, action can be taken quickly and efficiently, which is in the interest of everyone’s safety. I hereby make a warm appeal to the Zottegemnaren who are not yet registered on BE-Alert, to do so after all.”
“You have to register to receive a message. This can be done very easily www.be-alert.be. Please ensure that the registration form is completed as completely as possible. It is also important that you maintain your profile on BE-Alert properly. You can supplement, change or even delete your personal data at any time. In addition, you can register up to five addresses. So, in addition to your home address, be sure to add your workplace and some other important addresses (eg family). All info about BE-Alert can be found on www.zottegem.be/be-alert.”