Frequently Asked Questions

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DORRIS (Disaster Observation and Reporting - Rapid Information System) is tool created to help local authorities and local emergency services to alert citizens on incoming natural, technological and manmade disasters and emergency situation, in order to save more people lives.
Right information issued at right time to right targeted audience has a crucial influence in saving more people lives.
In many cases, timely information have a crucial importance in saving lives, and this is where we are using modern technology to alert people in affected areas in matter of seconds or minutes on incoming emergency situation and to give you a chance to evacuate or hide, and save your live and lives of your close people. In many cases, one minute can make the difference between life and death!

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We are relaying on local EMA (Emergency Management Agencies) to collect data on disasters and emergency situations in your area.
In some cases, our administrators can use other sources to identify and publish the event or to issue the alert.
Ones the emergency situation is issued, our administration staff (in-house or by our partner EMA) would publish the event and issue alert if there is need to promptly alert citizens on incoming danger. Only the seconds after the event is published in DORRIS database, our system would notify publicity on dangerous event using different channels, including and not limited on cell phone text messages, smartphone push messages, emails, web notifications and more.
Information’s published on DORRIS system are proven, as we use only a reliable sources to publish information and alert you on dangerous situations and events.

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If you wish to be promptly notified on events in your area, or you wish to be alerted on emergency situation just issued for the area you are currently in, please go to Services section of DORRIS website and register your phone number or your email address.
This would allow us to pass the timely alert information to you and you will be informed about the events in your area.
In case you are cell phone user, please register your phone number on our “Cell Phone” tab and you will be alerted on Emergency situations in your area by short text messages.
If you are smartphone user, you are welcome to download our FREE DORRIS Mobile App and you will be alerted on Emergency situations in your current area by Push messages in real time, just when they appear.
If you are PRESS or just want to be notified by email when some emergency situation appear in your Country or any other Country by your selection, just enter your email address and we should notify you at the same moment when emergency situation appear in selected area.

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If you get the short text message on your cell-phone, push message on your smartphone, direct email from DORRIS or some of our EMA (Emergency Management Agency) partners, or see our notification on some of the other websites, it’s highly advised to follow instructions on the screen.
We should pass the basic information about the event, including the Name of the event, its location and instruction for you on what to do.
This instruction may contain instruction to Assess, Monitor, Avoid, Execute, Prepare, Evacuate or Shelter. When danger has passed, you will get the instruction “All Clear”.
Following this instructions from Emergency Management Agency, passed by DORRIS system, can save your live or make you safe in case of emergency. On this other side, following this instruction can make work of Emergency Management Agency officers easier and allow them to maintain the dangerous situation faster and easier, again – for your safety.
This is why we highly recommend you to follow instructions passed to you by EMA officer.

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