Emergency Alert Test Message Scheduled

Manitoba Post StaffNews

MANITOBA – An Alert Ready public awareness test message is scheduled to take place in Manitoba on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 at 1:55 p.m.

The emergency alert test message will be distributed through radio, cable and satellite TV broadcasters, web feeds and to compatible wireless devices. Not all Manitobans will receive the test alert on their wireless devices. This may occur for a variety of reasons, including device compatibility, connection to a long-term evolution (LTE) network, cell tower coverage, and individual device software and settings.

This will be the second test of the Alert Ready system in Manitoba this year. The first test took place in May during Emergency Preparedness Week.

Regular testing helps build awareness of the Alert Ready system in Manitoba and what an emergency alert will look and sound like on TV, radio and wireless devices. Manitobans are encouraged to check device compatibility on their wireless service provider’s website and ensure their device has the latest software update installed prior to the test.

For more information on emergency alerts in Manitoba, visit www.gov.mb.ca/emo or www.alertready.ca.