The government of Canada is testing an emergency alert in all provinces and territories on Wednesday, November 27.\nThe emergency test involves a sound going off on cellphones, radios, and TVs. So, if your phone doesn't make the noise, you'll surely hear it from another electronic device around you.\nYou can listen to an example of the siren below to prepare yourself for this Wednesday!\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nThe public emergency alert system Alert Ready, otherwise known as En Alerte in Quebec, is going to be testing their alert system and have updated their testing schedule to indicate that they will be doing test in Quebec this week. On Wednesday, November 27, 2019, you will likely hear an alert on your cellphone, a television, or any radio around 1:55 p.m.\nAnd since it's province-wide at this time, if you don't hear it personally, you'll probably hear it from a neighbouring cellphone, radio, or TV. Tests in all Canadian provinces and territories will be happening on the same day, at different times.\nThere's a video below that gives you a taste of what the sound is like, and it's not very nice. But the sound wasn't created to lull you into a sense of calm... quite the opposite.\nThe alerts are sent (when it's not just a test) if there is an urban fire that threatens multiple properties, natural disasters like tornadoes or flash floods, drinking water contamination, terrorist attacks, amber alerts and more.\nSo it makes sense that the sound could rouse you from even the deepest sleep. And we've seen it work in other provinces, especially when it comes to amber alerts - even if people are stupid and complain about it.\nBelow is a video that gives you a sense of what the sound is like. If you really want to experience it, head to the AlertReady.ca website and click the button that says "Play Alert Tone."\nOn Wednesday, November 27, 2019, Quebec will collectively hear this sound at 1:55 p.m. as part of a test that is scheduled for the region.\nIf you don't receive the alert, there are a number of reasons why, but the main one is that your phone just might not be compatible. You can check to see if your phone and cellular connection are compatible at www.AlertReady.ca.\nREAD ALSO: Several Quebec Regions Could Be Hit With As Much As 30cm Of Snow This Week\nSo far this year, Alert Ready has sent 130 alerts, as of November 7, 2019. You may remember the alert issued in Quebec this past spring when a dam west of Montreal had threatened to burst and civilians were told to immediately evacuate.\nLorsqu’un événement vous menace la vie, #EnAlerte pourrait vous sauver. Le 27 nov, des messages d’essai seront diffusés sur télé, radio et appareils sans-fil. Ces essais assurent que l’information essentielle peut être envoyée aux #Canadiens: https://t.co/GtHb36gNb2 pic.twitter.com/a4Ak6iRc7q— Sécurité publique (@Securite_Canada) November 24, 2019\nAlso in Quebec, three alerts were issued for tornadoes. In Ontario, there have been 16 amber alerts issued this year alone. You can see the full year's alert count at the Alert Ready website here.\nPUBLIC NOTICEThe National Alert Ready program from Public Safety Canada will be doing a TEST of the mobile system in Nova Scotia on WED, NOVEMBER 27, 2019 at 1:55 p.m.For more information visit https://t.co/vEuPv0Yc1MPlease DO NOT call 911 for information about the test. pic.twitter.com/VL9rtOL3eM— Town of Lunenburg, NS (@TownLunenburgNS) November 19, 2019\nAs the tweet above reminds, if you hear the sound, don't call the police.\nDon't call the police to complain, don't call them to tell them you heard the sound - just don't call the police.\nUnless you're in danger, in which case, call 911.