Emergency Management BC is conducting a test of the B.C. Provincial Emergency Notification System (PENS) today. These tests are run on a regular basis to verify the system's ability to send timely tsunami bulletins to coastal communities, key stakeholders and the news media.
British Columbians can stay informed about emergency advisories by connecting to Emergency Management BC's Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and YouTube channels at: www.emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.ca
Starting late this morning, notices are being provided through an automated computer-driven system that dials over 1,000 calls to all local governments, emergency officials, police and fire departments, federal and provincial ministries, First Nations, utilities, regional health authorities and the media.
Only one message is being sent, and it is clearly identified as "TEST".
Ministry of Justice
Government Communications and Public Engagement