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Test of Canadian emergency alert system scheduled for Nov. 15th

On Wednesday, November 15th, at 1:55pm, there will be a test of the Canadian Alert Ready system. As a result, US residents near the border may receive emergency alert test messages on smart phones and via Canadian television and radio broadcasts.

According to the Ministry of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness (EMCR) in Canada said the last test of the Alert Ready system occurred on Wednesday, May 10th, at 1:55 pm PDT.

During a system test, an alert tone and message are broadcast to radio, TV, and compatible cell phones. In advance of the test, some carriers may do silent tests of their systems. Depending on your phone’s settings, you may receive an early alert message without sound.

It was October of this year when a similar US nationwide test was recently held.

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