Alert Ready, the country's national public alerting system, is scheduled to be tested at 1:55 p.m. on Wednesday.
An emergency alert test message will go out on multiple communication channels, including CJRB 1220 at 1:55 p.m. The test alert will also be sent out on tv and compatible 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.
Manitoba Transportation and Infrastructure’s Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) says 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 compatible wireless devices. Test alerts also educate the public on what an emergency alert will look, and sound like in the event of a life-threatening situation.
Once again, alert ready is scheduled to be tested later today. An emergency alert test message will go out on multiple communication channels, including CFAM 950, Country 88.9 and The Eagle 93-5, at 1:55 p.m.
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