Emergency alert system test Wednesday

Record Staff
Emergency alert system test Wednesday

Canadian provincial and territorial governments will be conducting the next test of the Alert Ready emergency alert system on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. Quebecers can expect the alert at 1:55 p.m. Wednesday. Alert Ready is designed to distribute critical and potentially life-saving emergency messages to Canadians over television, radio, and wireless public alert (WPA) compatible wireless devices that are connected to an LTE network. Wireless service providers are required to distribute all alerts that are sent by alert issuers. While opting-out of the emergency alert system is not possible, some Canadians may not receive the upcoming alert on their mobile device for a variety of reasons. See full story in the Wednesday, Nov. 27 edition of The Record.

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