SASKATOON — Saskatoon residents are set to receive a test NotifyNow alert on Tuesday, May 9. The NotifyNow system is a public safety alert program used by the City of Saskatoon to notify the public in real-time of any public safety situation. As part of Emergency Preparedness Week, the municipal emergency alert system will be tested at 10:00 a.m.
"Alerts from NotifyNow are only issued when there is an impending, escalating, or occurring emergency in the city, and immediate action needs to be taken. Testing the system allows us to ensure the system works as expected," said Saskatoon Emergency Management Organization Director Pamela Goulden-McLeod.
NotifyNow sends messages to subscribers in case of an impending or escalating public safety concern. Subscribers can receive notifications by SMS text message, voice call to a landline, voice call to a cell phone or email. Subscribers can choose one communication method or all of them.
"We strongly encourage residents to create an account and provide their contact information to receive text, email or phone messages. It's also important for residents to check their profile on NotifyNow and ensure their information is up to date," said Goulden-McLeod.
For more information about Saskatoon's alert system, please visit saskatoon.ca/notifynow. The local emergency public alerting system, SaskAlert, will also be tested on Wednesday, May 10 at 1:55 p.m. For information about SaskAlert, visit saskpublicsafety.ca.