Emergency test alert will beep-beep-beep in B.C. on Wednesday
If your phone or television suddenly displays a text message or starts beeping on Wednesday afternoon, don’t be too alarmed.
The B.C. Emergency Alert system is set to send alerts on May 10 at 1:55 PDT that will bombard everyone with a cellphone or anyone listening to radio or watching TV with a test warning.
While it might be a bit of a mild shock or annoyance, it’s better to receive one than not — which would indicate the system isn’t working as intended.
The test will include an alert tone and this message as a text, or over the airwaves:
“This is a TEST of the B.C. Emergency Alert system. This is ONLY a TEST. In an emergency, this message would provide safety information that could save your life. Visit emergencyinfobc.ca to learn more. Again, this is ONLY a TEST. No action is required.”
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