This is Only a Test

Exactly at the appointed minute of 1:55 Atlantic today my Android mobile phone went into emergency alert mode, emitting an annoying klaxon-like sound and popping up an “Emergency Alert” notification that it then read out loud to me. This first alert was from the Nova Scotia Emergency Management Office; about 4 seconds later a similar alert came in from the PEI EMO.

Screen shot of EMO text alert from Nova Scotia Screen shot of EMO alert from PEI

I’m note sure why I got the Nova Scotia alert as well as the PEI one, but I’m assuming it has something to do with our shared 902 area code; I don’t begrudge the extra notice, though: if Godzilla is stomping through Truro, I want to know about it so I can batten down the hatches here.