We have updated the app to include notifications by default for incidents involving bushfire, grass fire, other fire, flood, damaging winds, storm, human health, earthquake, landslide, tsunami, beach closure, and shark sighting . You will therefore not have to manually change this in your settings when you add a watch zone unless you want to opt out of these notifications.
For all other incidents you will need to choose which ones you are alerted to. You can do this by following these steps:
1) Go to Menu (top right of the home screen)
2) Click on your "Watch zone"
3) Scroll down to the "Incidents" section and make sure emergencies you want to be notified for are selected (it will be green next to it if the notification for it is on)
4) Then select “Save"
Please also make sure that on your home page next to your watch zone you have “Alerts On” - this should be green.
The "Filter" section will only turn off and on incidents that you are viewing, it won't affect your notifications.
You can also view our instructional video here on how to create a watch zone.