PEI’s Emergency Measures Organization is working out the ruffles following yesterday’s first test of the new national alert system.
The alert was tested at 1.55 on Wednesday afternoon on cell and smart phones.
Some people did not get the alert.
Tanya Mullally with the EMO office in Charlottetown says they knew there would some glitches.
The alerts have been carried over radio and TV for about three years.
The mobile device system is new.
Newer cell or smart phones would have the capability to receive the alert.
If you don’t upgrade your mobile device you will not get the alerts.
Contact your mobile provider.
You need to be connected to the LTE or 4G network to get the notices.
The city’s new Alert System was tested today for those who have signed up.
You must subscribe and to do so just go www.charlottetown.ca
Changes will give you alerts by email as well as other devices.