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Alberta Emergency Alert test on March 1, 2023 [Video]

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Albertans will hear emergency alerts on their phones, radios and TVs on Wednesday afternoon as part of a provincial test.

Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Services Mike Ellis says the Alberta Emergency Alert system will sound the alarm at 1:55 p.m. on March 1.

“While test alerts are issued nationwide twice a year in May and November, this year’s emergency alert in Alberta is being done now to coincide with the official start of wildfire season on March 1,” Ellis said in a Monday statement.

“Tests help us fix any system issues to ensure alerts work when we need them. Tests also provide a valuable opportunity for Albertans to consider their own readiness to respond to an unexpected event like a wildfire.”

The alerts are issued on a number of platforms including websites, social media, the Alberta Emergency Alert mobile app and directly to Albertans via compatible cellphones.

Ellis says the cellphone alert …

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