Don’t panic at 1:55 p.m.!

Don’t panic at 1:55 p.m.!

Don’t panic at 1:55 p.m. today! A shrill sound will sound on your cell phone, TV and radio to test the Québec En Alerte system.

The message will specify that it is a trial and that there is no danger for the population. The purpose of the test is to ensure that the system is working properly.

Quebec Alert is part of a pan-Canadian initiative, the test will be carried out across the country.

“[Cette démarche] makes it possible in particular to verify that the alerts are correctly broadcast on radio, television and mobile devices, and to make the population aware of the sound signal emitted during the alert”, indicated the Ministry of Public Security (MSP ).

Since this is an essential service, it is impossible to unsubscribe from these alerts which are broadcast simultaneously in French and English.

“The Québec En Alerte system quickly informs the population in the event that it must take shelter or adopt safety behavior due, for example, to a tornado, a risk of explosion or a another threat to life. It also allows the dissemination of an AMBER Alert with the aim of quickly transmitting information when a child is abducted and the authorities fear for his life,” added the MSP.

Since its implementation, the system has made it possible to broadcast more than a thousand emergency alerts across the country.

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