REMINDER: Nationwide test of emergency alerting system at 1:55 p.m. (Pacific time) on Wednesday

AS part of Emergency Preparedness Week, a nationwide test of Canada’s emergency alerting system will take place at 1:55 p.m. (Pacific time) on Wednesday, May 10.

The alert will go to all compatible cellphones, as well as interrupt radio and television broadcasts.

During the test of the emergency alerting system, an alert will be broadcast on radio and TV stations, as well as to compatible cellphones. The message will read: “This is a TEST of the BC Emergency Alert system. This is ONLY a TEST. In an emergency, this message would provide safety information that could save your life. Click for more info: Again, this is ONLY a TEST. No action is required.”


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