Emergency alert system tested for second time in B.C.

Did you get the message?

The B.C. government gave their emergency alert system another shot Nov. 28.

Emergency Preparedness BC tests its public alert system at 1:55 p.m. on Wednesday as part of a nationwide initiative to test the system that sends out warnings about tornadoes, floods, Amber Alerts or terrorist threats.

In the Terrace Standard office, we did a small experiment of our own.

Three out of the four phones received a text alert from the B.C. government. Phones with Shaw, Bell and Telus providers worked, but the last Koodo LG phone didn’t receive a text. Although our coworker tells us he hasn’t updated his phone in years, so that could have been a reason why.

Test alerts were supposed to appear on updated and compatible mobile devices connected to an LTE wireless network.

This second test comes after some British Columbians reported getting the text message late, or not at all, during the first test back in May. Only a few phones out of a dozen worked in the Standard newsroom that time.

READ MORE: Did you get the B.C. emergency alert?

Radio and TV stations also ran the tests.

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