Canadians now have a better way to keep safe with a new, faster national-emergency alert system.
This system delivers immediate warnings when there’s imminent danger from extreme weather, natural disasters, biohazards, terrorist threats and other life-threatening events.
The new system, called Alert Ready, allows government agencies across Canada to issue public-safety messages to audiences on television and radio easier and quicker than before.
“The launch of the Alert Ready public awareness campaign is a welcome step to inform Canadians about public alerting,” said Steven Blaney, Canada’s minister of public safety and emergency preparedness. “Building awareness empowers citizens to prepare for and help to mitigate the impacts of emergencies.”
Those messages are distributed across Canada by cable and satellite companies, radio stations, over-the-air television stations and video-on-demand services. Online you can check to see if there are current alerts in your area by visiting the alerts page on theweathernetwork.com.
Types of Alerts which are Broadcasted
Visit AlertReady.ca for information on the types of alerts Canadians receive, examples of alert notifications, and helpful links to emergency-preparedness resources.