If you live in British Columbia, you should expect a text message tomorrow from the country’s alert system.
A public test of Canada’s emergency alerting system, Alert Ready, will take place on Nov. 25 in all provinces and territories except Nunavut, according to the CRTC.
The test alert will be distributed on television, radio and wireless devices that are connected to LTE or 5G networks at 1:55 p.m. PST and MST in British Columbia.
Compatible wireless devices should receive a text message that clearly identifies itself as a test alert.
No action is required and people are asked not to call 911 when they receive the message.
“Ongoing testing of the National Public Alerting System provides an opportunity for stakeholders to validate and improve the system’s performance and reliability to ensure it operates as intended in the event of a life-threatening situation,” the CRTC said in a press release.
For more information on the public alert test, visit www.alertready.ca.
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