Your Phone Should Get A Test Of The Emergency Management System Today

Another test of the emergency management systems will take place today, sending test signals to your cell phone, as well as to radio and TV stations.  Again, it’s just a test.  It will take place at 2:55pm here in Ontario. Pelmorex Corp., which operates the system’s technical infrastructure, says the tests are necessary to ensure the system is working properly and to educate Canadians on what the warning signals look and sound like. Since January 125 emergency messages have been issued, warning Canadians of potentially life-threatening situations including tornadoes, floods and Amber Alerts. Depending on where you live, the tests will be conducted mid-morning or early afternoon. Canadians with compatible devices who don’t receive the test are being asked to contact their wireless service provider.

Here is when the test signals are scheduled to be transmitted:

  • Alberta 1:55 p.m. MST
  • British-Colombia 1:55 p.m. PST
  • Manitoba 1:55 p.m. CST
  • New-Brunswick 10:55 a.m. AST
  • Newfoundland and Labrador 10:55 a.m. NST
  • Northwest Territories 9:55 a.m. MST
  • Nova Scotia 1:55 p.m. AST
  • Nunavut _ No test
  • Ontario 2:55 p.m. EST
  • Prince Edward Island 12:55 p.m. AST
  • Quebec 1:55 p.m. EST
  • Saskatchewan 1:55 p.m. CST
  • Yukon 1:55 p.m. PST

Contains files from The Canadian Press

Photo Credit: AlertReady.ca

 

 

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Scott Fox and Kat Callaghan