New crisis app to warn Danes of catastrophes

Mobilvarsling will save lives, says the defence minister

Citizens can in the future use the new app Mobilvarsling to be warned of large accidents and catastrophic events in Denmark, according to the Defence Ministry.

The app emits warnings from several authorities via an alarm sound on the phone, and it aims to spread important information during times of crises.

“With this app, we have taken yet another step towards getting important – and in some cases life-saving – information out directly to the citizens in connection with larger accidents and catastrophes,” said the defence minister, Peter Christensen.

“Timely and relevant crisis information for our citizens will heighten all of our security and ultimately save human lives.”

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Thomas Dybbro Lundorf, the head of communications for the emergency authority Beredskabsstyrelsen, maintained that the mobile phone app will help reach as many people as possible.

Users of the app are urged to share the warnings with their family and friends via text message and on social media.

The app also sends messages from the authorities regarding warnings of dangerous weather and special situations on roads and bridges.

The app is free and can be acquired for iOS and Android phones. See more at mobilvarsling.dk.





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