Twitter Icon Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables users to send short text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length to other users. Its a popular way to keep in touch with friends and family and has previously been used as an emergency information tool. The service is free to use over the Internet, but using SMS may incur phone service provider fees.

You can receive emergency alerts or "tweets" by joining the Sarnia-Lambton Twitter Feed netalerts_sl as a follower.

However due to the limitations on message size and other considerations there are some things to note:

  • Only a brief snippet of information will be available through the Twitter feed. You should click the included link in each message to be taken to the main AlertSite to receive full details.
  • Alert filtering capabilities are not available. All alerts from green to red level and for all areas will be posted to the Twitter feed.
  • Tweets are only available in English right now, with enough interest we will expand to offer a French feed as well.

Twitter is a great way to stay informed and aware of alerts. Contact our HelpDesk if you have any further questions about Twitter.