Canada’s Alert Ready service will be holding its first test alert on mobile devices this week.
Ontario and Quebec will have their system tested tomorrow, Monday, May 7 – while the rest of the country will have theirs tested on Wednesday, May 9th.
On Wednesday, just before 2:00 p.m. Newfoundland Time, an alert will be issued on all compatible phones and mobile devices to test Canada’s newly implemented Alert Ready System.
The service will provide mass public alerts over television and radio broadcasts, as well as over mobile devices in cases of natural disasters, major fires, or situations that pose an imminent public risk.
Depending on your service provider, the alert should appear on your phone screen along with a sound – unless your phone is on vibrate or silent mode.
Further tests on television and radio are scheduled for June, September and December, but this week’s test is the only one currently scheduled to be delivered by phone.
The federal government is encouraging all residents to be disaster prepared.
For more information, visit alertready.ca.