Manitoba Transportation and Infrastructure’s Emergency Management Organization is notifying Manitobans the National Public Alerting System, Alert Ready, is scheduled to issue an emergency alert test message on multiple communication channels Wednesday, Nov. 15, 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 intended. Test alerts also educate the public on what an emergency alert will look and sound like in the event of a life-threatening situation.
The test alert will be distributed on TV, radio and compatible wireless devices. However, not all Manitobans will receive the test alert on their mobile devices. This may occur for various reasons including device compatibility, software and settings, connection to an LTE network and cell tower coverage.
For more information, visit www.gov.mb.ca/emo/alerting.
For contact information and questions about the upcoming test alert, visit www.alertready.ca.