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'Alert Ready' to issue emergency test message on Wednesday

By: Harry Callaghan
Posted: May 4, 2021 07:14

Message will hit radio, tv, and and wireless at 1:55 pm CST May 5th

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Manitoba Infrastructure's Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) is reminding Manitobans the National Public Alerting System, Alert Ready, is scheduled to issue an emergency test message on multiple communication channels tomorrow, Wednesday, May 5 at 1:55 p.m. CST.

Testing of all components is an important and necessary part of any public alerting system. It provides an opportunity to validate and improve the end-to-end performance and reliability of the system to ensure it operates as it is intended on TV, radio and wireless. Test alerts also educate the public on what an emergency alert will look and sound like in the event of a life-threating situation.

The test alert will be distributed on TV, radio and wireless devices. However, not all Manitobans will receive the test alert on their mobile devices. This may occur for a variety of reasons including device compatibility, connection to an LTE network, cell tower coverage, and device software and settings.

For more information on the Public Awareness Test visit https://www.gov.mb.ca/emo/ or www.alertready.ca 

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