An Emergency Alerting System test issued Wednesday afternoon reached some, but not all B.C. residents.
Readers messaged on a Tribune’s Facebook post that they heard the test on TV and iPhones, but not on android devices.
“Made me jump,” one reader noted.
Issued by Emergency Management British Columbia, the test alarm went out at 1:55 p.m. and was sent to compatible cell phones and wireless devices, and broadcasted on TV and radio stations.
— Emergency Info BC (@EmergencyInfoBC) May 9, 2018
To check your phone’s compatibility go to www.alertready.ca.
Futher information on emergency alert is available at www.emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.ca.
The Cariboo Regional District also has an emergency notification system and is reminding the public to make sure and register for it if they have not done so already.