Canada runs second test of its emergency alert system

Canada’s emergency alert system got its second testing Wednesday.

The message which says, “This is a test of the Ontario Alert Ready System. There is no danger to your health of safety. If this was an actual emergency, you would now hear instructions for protecting yourself,” was seen on television, heard on the radio and sent to cellphones at 1:55pm.

The test lasted approximately 50 seconds, but officials said it could continue two minutes in the event of a real emergency.

Officials say not every mobile phone is compatible to the testing system and recommend those who didn’t get the message, check with their service provider.

The system was first tested in May, but there were several glitches identified.