SaskAlert, the province’s new emergency public alerting program, has successfully completed its testing phase and is being implemented across Saskatchewan.
SaskAlert provides critical information about emergency situations as they are developing so residents of the affected area will be able to take action to protect themselves, their families and property. Residents will be able to receive updates on evolving emergency situations directly from their local television and radio stations, as well as online.
Alerts may be created for severe weather-related events, such as tornadoes, plow winds, flooding and blizzards. Other events that may trigger an alert include wildfires, spills of hazardous material, train derailments, boil water and shelter-in-place advisories, significant highway closures and community evacuations.
Once an alert has been issued by the SaskAlert program, it will be picked up by provincial media outlets and aired on local radio or television. Alerts can also be viewed on SaskAlert.ca, and The Weather Network website and smartphone app.