Things have been pretty alarming so far in 2020 but loud emergency siren aren’t anything to be worried about tonight in Montreal.
Nine factories across the city will be testing out their emergency siren alarms between 4:30 and 7:30 pm tonight.
The test is intended to reduce the risks associated with potential industrial accidents.
The warnings are to take place in the event of a toxic leak at one of the city’s plants. Protection authorities stress that in the event of an actual emergency, anyone within earshot of the sirens are to get inside as quickly as possible and close all doors and windows.
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According to the Ville de Montreal website, since the propagation of sound is influenced by weather conditions, it is possible that “all persons within hearing range will actually hear the siren.”
Every alert siren cycle will last “at least three minutes,” according to the Ville de Montreal website. More than one cycle may sound at every site.
Below is a schedule of which factories will be testing out the alarms tonight:
- Pêcheries Atlantiques, Metro Richelieu : 4:30 and 4:37 pm
- Usine de soufre de Montréal de Suncor : 4:45 and 4:52 pm
- Entreprise Indorama PTA Montréal : 5 and 5:07 pm
- Saputo Produits laitiers Canada (Saint-Léonard) : 5:15
- Boeuf Mérite, Metro Richelieu : 5:22 and 5:30 pm
- Molson Coors : 5:45 and 5:52 pm
- Saputo Produits laitiers Canada (Saint-Laurent) : 6, 6:05, and 6:07 pm
- La Brasserie Labatt du Canada: 6:25 and 6:32 pm
- Parmalat (Lactalis Canada) : 6:45 and 7 pm
The Ville de Montreal stresses to Montrealers that during the test, citizens will not be required to take any specific measures.