Emergency Alert Test This Afternoon

Smart phones, radios and TV’s will be chirping this afternoon, as the government performs a test on the SaskAlert System

At 1:55 this afternoon the test alert will be sent out.

“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 public is encouraged to download the SaskAlert app and to check their device compatibility on their mobile service provider’s website. They can also ensure that their device has the latest software update installed.

SaskAlert has issued 630 emergency alert messages in 2023; 594 of those alerts were weather-related.

More from Saskagtoday.com