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May 5, 2024

May 5-11, 2024 is Emergency Preparedness Week. Hopefully, you have already taken one simple step to help you prepare for an unexpected event, emergency or disaster. Wed. May 8 at 1:55 pm, the wireless public alerting system will send out a test alert across Alberta. The Town of Hanna will send a test notification the same day.

What To Expect

During the Alberta Emergency Alert at 1:55 pm on Wed May 8, an alert sound will go off with a message to the cellphone user confirming there is no need for concern. This test is conducted twice a year and will be broadcast over your cell phone, TV and/or radio. Usually, the Town of Hanna conducts a local test alert (to registered users) on the same day, again indicating that this is a test.

These tests are not just testing of the Alberta Emergency Alert System and the Town of Hanna Notification System. It is an opportunity for all of us to test our own readiness to respond.

When you receive the test alert, take a moment to reflect on how prepared you and your family members would be if that alert were real. Later that day, at home, ask your household where they were when the alerts went off and how they would have responded.

Having a conversation about preparedness is one step to becoming more prepared.

Register for Hanna Alerts

It’s never too late to register for Hanna Alerts, but it may be too late to receive the test notification sent by the Town of Hanna on May 8. The alert system is used to issue notifications in the event of an emergency or an event that may impact you. You will receive a time-sensitive text message on your mobile phone. Notifications include, but are not limited to:

  • Public Safety Alerts such as water, fire, RCMP, or any event that is considered an immediate threat to the safety and well-being of some or all Hanna residents.
  • Local events such as water supply issues or snow removal schedules that are based on your residential address.

NOTE: This does NOT replace the Alberta Emergency Alert. Register today for the notification alerts by visiting Hanna Alert System on our website.

Special E-Prep Workshops

Alberta Health Services is offering a workshop to support Emergency Preparedness Week. This workshop covers emotional, social and 72-hour kit preparedness. All participants will receive a guidebook with additional information. Be sure to register in advance for one of the following online options.

If you have questions about E-Prep or need support to register, contact Additional resources are available, visit: