Emergency alert system

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Surrey council approves Extreme Weather Action Plan

In Surrey 75 people died during last year’s record-setting extreme heat, between June 25 and July 1

 

B.C. Deputy Premier and Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth speaks during a news conference in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, April 11, 2022. Farnworth says an automated alert system will be in place in June to notify residents of dangerously high temperatures like last year’s fatal heat dome. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Emergency alert system in B.C. to be in place for extreme heat in June: minister

Nearly 600 people died from heat-related deaths last June

 

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Alert ready system test coming for B.C., Alberta, Yukon this afternoon

Cell phones across B.C. will ring out at 1:55 p.m. for the test

 

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City of Surrey adopts new public alert system

Free app Alertable designed to keep public informed during emergencies

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Tractors are seen in a flooded field in Abbotsford, B.C., Thursday, November 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. set to use Alert Ready system when next storm strikes in days ahead

Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth announced plans to use the system during a Sunday briefing

Tractors are seen in a flooded field in Abbotsford, B.C., Thursday, November 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
White Rock residents and visitors are being encouraged to get the ‘Alertable’ app to receive emergency notifications affecting the city. (File photo)

White Rock urges use of ‘mass-notification’ app

Residents, visitors encouraged to sign up for ‘Alertable’

White Rock residents and visitors are being encouraged to get the ‘Alertable’ app to receive emergency notifications affecting the city. (File photo)
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B.C. to test emergency alert system on cell phones, TVs, radios on Wednesday

The alert is part of a twice yearly test of the national Alert Ready system

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