The Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency will be conducting a test of the SaskAlert system tomorrow, November 15th. The test is scheduled for 1:55 p.m.
"SaskAlert is tested twice a year to strengthen public safety in times of an emergency or disaster," SPSA President and Fire Commissioner Marlo Pritchard said. "These tests ensure that urgent and lifesaving warnings are distributed to the public by emergency management officials, including the SPSA, as quickly and efficiently as possible."
The alert for the test will appear on televisions and mobile devices. It will also be heard on radio stations throughout the province.
The SaskAlert system is designed to provide critical information, in real-time, about emergencies in the province. This includes weather-related alerts, wildfire alerts, and more. So far this year, there have been 630 emergency alert messages issued in the province. Of those, 594 were weather-related.
The SPSA is encouraging residents to download the SaskAlert app and to check that their mobile devices have the latest software updates installed.