Quick Start Guide

  1. EC Alert Me: User Sign Up
    1. Account Approval
  2. EC Alert Me: Login
  3. Creating a New Alert
    1. Step 1 of 4: Select Messages
    2. Step 2 of 4: Create Alert Area
    3. Step 3 of 4: Assign Alert Settings and Preferences
    4. Step 4 of 4: Review and Final Submission
  4. View Recent Alerts
  5. Logout

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1. EC Alert Me: User Sign Up

Select the "Sign Up" tab in the top menu and fill out the necessary information and agree to the terms of use to register.

Once you’ve created a new account, you will receive an email entitled "EC Alert me: Please Verify Your New Account".

User Sign Up

*Note: You will have to verify your account before you’re able to login.

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1.a. Account Approval

Once the email address is verified, your account will be placed into a queue for account approval. This can take several business days and once your account has been reviewed you will receive an email as to the result of the review. Until that time you will not be able to log in or configure your EC Alert me account.

Email to remind application required for approval
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2. EC Alert Me: Login

Enter your email and password on the "Login" page.

Login

Enter your email and password on the “Login” page.

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3. Creating a New Alert

Select the "Create New Alert" link in the left hand menu.

Creating a New Alert
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3.a. Step 1 of 4: Select Messages

Select the type of messages for which you wish to be alerted.

Step 1 of 4: Select Messages
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3.b. Step 2 of 4: Create Alert Area

Step two enables you to choose the regions for which you want to be alerted.

Step 2 of 4: Create Alert Area

Different tabs allow you to select regions by using the interactive map, by name or CLC, or by province.

The selected regions will appear highlighted on the map as well as in the table:

Step 2 of 4: The selected regions will appear highlighted on the map as well as in the table
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3.c. Step 3 of 4: Assign Alert Settings and Preferences

Fill in the fields: “Name Your Alert” and “Email address”.

Select your preference from the drop down menus:

Select the checkbox if you observe daylight saving time (or leave uncheck if daylight savings time is not observed in the selected Time Zone Preference).

Select the Alert Transition by checking the box of those you wish to subscribe to :

*Note: The alert transitions “Issued” and “Ended” will automatically be selected.

Select the checkbox if you wish to suspend this alert (or leave uncheck if you wish to receive alert messages for this alert).

Step 3 of 4: Assign Alert Settings and Preferences
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3.d. Step 4 of 4: Review and Final Submission

Submit the newly created alert once you've read the summary page.

*Note: The user’s message type selection in “Step 1 of 4: Select Messages” will affect the map display in the right hand side of the page. If the user has selected messages that are related to the Public program, the Air Quality program and the Tsunami program, all three maps will appear. A map will not appear in the Review and Final Submission page if the user has not selected a message type pertaining to that program during the first step.

**Note: These maps will display the different regions that the user has selected. The regions are represented differently in the three programs.

***Note: The regions represented in the map are also listed in their respective tab according to program at the bottom of the page.

Once you’ve created a new alert, you will receive an email entitled "Confirmation Notice – Alert Created for <name of alert>".

Step 4 of 4: Review and Final Submission
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4. View Recent Alerts

Select the "Recent Alerts" link in the left menu to view previous alerts and their pertinent details.

View Recent Alerts
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5. Logout

Select the "Logout" link in the left menu.

Logout