Updated November 26, 2018

Modern technology resources have significantly changed the way we live and work, due largely to their effect on the way we consume and disseminate information. The Quebec Public Emergency Alert System is getting on board with these resources as its alert system is ready for mobile device testing this month.

On November 28 at 2:55 pm, test alerts via text for the province of Quebec should appear on updated and compatible mobile devices. The CRTC will be sending these out by province across the country.

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Compatible devices are connected to an LTE or “4G LTE” wireless network updated with the provider’s latest software. Anyone with a device meeting these conditions and haven’t received the test alerts should inform their wireless service providers.

Wireless public alerts were introduced in April 2018 and are designed to warn members of the Canadian public of imminent threats like floods, fires, tornadoes, and Amber Alerts.

Since their implementation, close to 100 alerts have been delivered successfully.

Anyone wanting to learn more about test alerts, as well as their device readiness to receive the same, may visit the Alert Ready website.

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