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Vic disaster app in time for summer

AAP logoAAP 19/09/2016 Rachel Gray

Shark sightings, floods, fires, earthquakes, tsunamis, and water safety warnings will be sent to users of a new Victorian emergency app to be released in time for summer.

VicEmergency will replace the FireReady app beginning in November, which will link to the website and provide timely information to users across the state.

"The app will provide the community with warnings and incident notifications that are tailored to individual locations and watch zones," Emergency Commissioner Craig Lapsley said in a statement.

The FireReady app, released six years ago, helped with the evacuation of residents during the Wye River Christmas Day fire that destroyed at least 116 houses.

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