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BC is testing its 'Emergency Alerting System' on Wednesday

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DH Vancouver Staff Mar 20, 2018 3:19 pm 19,771

BC is planning to conduct a test of its Emergency Alerting System on Wednesday afternoon.

The alert is scheduled to take place at 1:55 pm.

The test is in preparation for a launch of a wireless device-compatible alert system that is scheduled to officially launch on April 6.

It’s all part of a nation wide disaster response plan known as Alert Ready.

Alert Ready said its system allows government officials to issue public safety alerts through major television and radio broadcasters.

The system will only be used during large-scale disasters or emergencies where “loss of life is imminent and possible.”

However, Wednesday’s test will not include wireless text message alerts.

More information on the alert system is available online.

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DH Vancouver Staff
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