New app notifies Latrobe residents of community events and incidents

Latrobe residents can access community-related information with a simple swipe of a smartphone.

The city will use the Pittsburgh-based Savvy Citizen app to notify residents of events, meeting dates, emergency notifications, outages, trash pickup delays, and weather watches and warnings.

Latrobe Police Community Services Officer Beth Straka encourages all Latrobe residents to register.

“We have different times when we have to provide information to citizens right now if there is a critical incident,” Straka said during a council meeting on Monday.

Other Westmoreland communities that use the Savvy Citizen app include Ligonier Borough, Ligonier Township, South Greensburg, Youngstown, Youngwood, and Westmoreland County.

Through the app, Latrobe users can access information about these communities and beyond.

The app can be downloaded for free. Additionally, residents sign up to receive text messages or email notifications by visiting Savvy Citizen website.

“It’s going to be so much faster, nicer, quicker and more detailed (than social media alerts),” Straka said.

Maddie Aiken is editor of Tribune-Review. You can contact Maddie by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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