City-wide factory sirens will test warning alerts in Montreal today

Nov 29 2018, 1:09 pm

Hopefully your ears and heart have soothed since yesterday’s country-wide mobile alert tests. ‘Cause the City of Montreal will keep its citizens on their toes again today by sounding sirens at 2 pm.

The city is testing its alert procedure, 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 is to get inside as quickly as possible and close all doors and windows.

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.”

The statement continues that people who are indoors may not hear the siren and that the purpose of today’s tests are to warn people situated outdoors that they must take shelter.

The siren tests aim to ensure the proper function of actual sirens as well as the state of preparedness of all emergency first responders.

Nine siren sound alerts will go off at 2 pm for a total of 3 minutes around these participating industrial plants:

Company Address Borough
Centre de distribution Pêcherie Atlantique – Division Metro Richelieu inc. 3785, rue François-Bricault Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles
Centre de distribution Viandes et surgelés Montréal – Division Metro Richelieu inc. 11 701, boul. Albert-Hudon Montréal-North, Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles
Entreprise Indorama PTA Montréal S.E.C. (IVPTA) 10 200, rue Sherbrooke Est Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, Montréal-Est
Usine de soufre de Montréal de Suncor 11 450, rue Cherrier Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal-Est
Molson Coors 1550, rue Notre-Dame Es Ville-Marie
La Brasserie Labatt du Canada 50, rue Labatt Lachine, LaSalle
Saputo inc.(Complexe Saint-Laurent) 2365, chemin de la CĂ´te-de-Liesse Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Saint-Laurent, Mont-Royal
Saputo Produits laitiers Canada s.e.n.c.(Complexe Saint-Léonard) 7750, rue Pascal-Gagnon Anjou, Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, Saint-Léonard
Parmalat Canada Inc. 7470, rue Saint-Jacques Ouest Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Lachine, LaSalle, Sud-Ouest , Côte Saint-Luc, Montréal-Ouest

The Ville de Montreal stresses to Montrealers that during the test citizens will not be required to take any specific measures.

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