Mobile phones across British Columbia are set to chirp and buzz in unison as officials conduct an annual test of Canada’s emergency alerting system.
The test is scheduled for 1:55 p.m. PT, and coincides with Emergency Preparedness Week.
“With the spring hazard season now upon us, we’re reminded of just how important it is for all of us – the Province, communities and people across British Columbia – to be prepared for the unexpected,” Emergency Preparedness and Climate Readiness Minister Bowinn Ma said in a media release.
“During Emergency Preparedness Week, we encourage everyone to get prepared by taking a few simple steps, such as creating a grab-and-go bag and making an emergency plan. By taking these steps now, we can all help ensure that our families and communities are ready in the event of an emergency.”
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