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Canada is testing its emergency alert system on cellphones today

Almost everyone in Toronto with a mobile phone is expected to receive an abrupt, post-lunch wake-up call this afternoon in the form of an emergency alert system notification. Do not be alarmed: It's o... read more

Phones at the ready: Test of emergency alert system planned for this afternoon

A national test will validate the end-to-end performance and reliability of the new system everywhere in Canada. The last time such a test was conducted back in May — when the new system was making it... read more

Second round of emergency mobile alert tests hits phones across Canada

It appears Alert Ready, Canada’s new mobile public alerting system, passed its second round of testing on Nov. 28. Phones across Canada were set to receive a second wave of test alerts at 1:55 p.m. to... read more

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Emergency alert Day 2 testing going ahead while officials work to fix Monday failures

OTTAWA – Mobile phones in Atlantic Canada buzzed and squealed Wednesday as more tests were conducted on Canada’s new emergency alert system, but glitches appeared to continue in Western Canada, where ... read more

Emergency Alert System Uses Cellphones in Specific Areas

Through a partnership with Sprint Nextel scheduled to be announced today, SquareLoop will send location-based text messages to cellphones throughout the county in the event of an emergency. The move t... read more

Canada’s New National Alert System Failed Spectacularly During Its First Test

This is why it’s very concerning that Canada’s new national warning system for emergencies failed in spectacular fashion during its first public ... listening to the radio. "Today at 1:55 PM EDT Alert ... read more

Trump’s ‘presidential alert’ system will buzz 200 million phones

More than 200 million cell phones across the country will buzz with a message from the Trump administration today — whether Americans like it or not. FEMA will test its “Presidential ... the National ... read more

2nd emergency alert tests worked 'flawlessly,' province says, despite some phones missing the message

In the first test of the system in May, only about 60 per cent of cellphones got the ... t be alarmed — Province testing emergency alert system Wednesday Glitches reported as emergency alert testing r... read more

Nationwide Test Today Of Presidential Alert

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Hopefully you weren’t surprised when you got an alert from President Donald Trump on your cell phone this afternoon. It’s the first ever test of a national presidential alert system ... read more

UPDATE: 'Presidential Alert' system test scheduled for today at 2:18pm

UPDATE: After a high-profile delay last month caused by Hurricane Florence, a new national alert ... the Federal Emergency Management Agency will do its first test of a system that allows the presiden... read more

Emergency alert test in B.C. did not work for everyone

Ian Lightbody with Emergency Management BC said it ... is too old to get the BC #emergencyalert. Did you get the alert on your phone? Another test for the warning system hap... read more

Millions of cellphone users will get a ‘Presidential Alert’ today. Here’s what to know.

The federal government is required by law to test its alerting systems every three years. FEMA last tested the EAS in 2016 and 2017, and the first wireless emergency alerts were sent in 2012. Not all ... read more

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