The City of Victoria has launched a new alert system to let residents and businesses know about major emergencies in the area. Vic-Alert is a subscription-based service for people who live and work in the city. It will send information about imminent threats, such as severe weather, power outages and tsunamis, to subscribers. AMBER alerts and local incidents that affect specific areas of Victoria will also be shared. Th emergency notices will be either city-wide or sent to targeted areas. The city said this will be helpful for neighbourhood-specific emergencies like gas leaks or evacuations. VictoriaReady.ca.