Municipal Affairs and Environment
November 28, 2018

Public Advisory: National Test of Alert Ready to Take Place Today

Today, Newfoundland and Labrador will issue a test message of the national emergency alerting system, Alert Ready, at 1:55 p.m. (NST) and 1:25 p.m. in Labrador (AST). Residents need not take any action when receiving the test message.

The system allows for the delivery of emergency alerts to residents during emergency situations to television, radio, and compatible wireless devices. The system was developed in collaboration across the country with federal, provincial, and territorial emergency management officials, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Pelmorex, the broadcasting industry, and wireless service providers.

Not all residents will receive the test alert on their wireless devices. There may be a number of reasons why a device may not receive the alert, including: device compatibility, network connection, cell tower coverage, device software and settings.

To learn more about the Alert Ready system and to check your device’s compatibility, visit:

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Media contact
Lynn Robinson
Municipal Affairs and Environment
709-729-5449, 691-9466

2018 11 28                              10:35 a.m.