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Testing Alberta Emergency Alert

February 24, 2023

Wed. March 1 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 test at 1:55 pm on Wed, an alert sound will go off with a message to the cellphone user confirming there is no need for concern. During the Town of Hanna Notification (no scheduled time), you will receive a text message and phone call to your cellphone (or a phone call to your landline) 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 and notification, take a moment to reflect on how prepared you and your family members are if that alert were real. Later that day, at home, ask your household where they were when the alerts went off and how ready they would have been.

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

Register for Hanna Alerts

It’s not too late to register for Hanna Alerts. 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 and phone call on your mobile phone. If you have provided a landline number, you will receive a phone call with an automated voice. Notifications include, but are not limited to:

  • Public Safety Alerts such as water, fire, RCMP, or any event which 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 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.