The bi-annual emergency alert test didn't go quite as planned for some people across the country, particularly in Ontario and Quebec.\nWe've compiled some of the best reactions below.\nIt seems some people were spooked by the unexpected alarm while others were just downright confused.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nTurns out, some of us will die if we are dependent on Canada's emergency alert system, Alert Ready (En Alerte in Quebec). This afternoon phones, TVs, and radios across the country were expected to sound an emergency alert in the bi-annual National Public Alert System test. And since it was a test, I don't think we passed. Let's just say there were more than a few snafus. The test was scheduled for Quebec at 1:55 p.m. and while some people's phones did receive the alarm, there were more than a few that didn't (I'm trying to not take it personally).\nPeople from around Canada took to Twitter to address everything from the blaring, panic-inducing sound or not receiving any warning to being in Ontario and receiving the Quebec warning.\nThe alerts are meant to notify Canadians of a life-threatening situation like natural disasters, water contamination, terrorist attacks, amber alerts, and fires.\nThe emergency alert system is tested twice a year. There is no way to opt-out and even if the sound is turned off your phone, it will still ring. Well, at least it's supposed to.\nBut not everyone who received the alert was happy about it. Because, well, it's loud and rather jarring if you're not prepared for it.\nMe just now. #emergencyalert pic.twitter.com/y8RuyzyUBb— John Hansen (@jduncanhansen) November 27, 2019\nQuebec right now #emergencyalert pic.twitter.com/duyW1oVtMR— Elias Makos🎙📻 📺 (@eliasmakos) November 27, 2019\nOthers were more than ready.\nNow that the #emergencyalert has worked...cue alien mothership. pic.twitter.com/rRnuzj2pmY— Jeff Estrela(Jeff E) (@JeffFree) November 27, 2019\nAnd then there were the wrong reactions.\nthe #emergencyalert RUINED MY DAY!!!!!!!! i'm going to call #911 because they disrupted my entire days activities. @Canada i hope you're happy pic.twitter.com/dV9L1uiis7— mika (@brieIarzon) November 27, 2019\nREAD ALSO: 13 Charming Apartments For Rent In Montreal Perfect For Getting Cozy & Watching Snow Fall\nThere seemed to be a lot of confusion from Ontario over receiving the Quebec emergency alert.\nI live in Ontario... WHY am I getting Quebec’s emergency alert?? #emergencyalert this system is broken and we should be allowed to opt out of it like in the United States! pic.twitter.com/QsKpEKzUR8— Oliver Perez (@RealOliverPerez) November 27, 2019\nLiving close to #Ottawa river I guess we get Ontario and Quebec alerts #emergencyalert pic.twitter.com/kYqDueWHsG— Craig Smith 🇨🇦 🏴 (@W_e_l_s_h_y) November 27, 2019\nAnd some people received both Ontario and Quebec notifications.\nJust got the emergency alert system test for Quebec. I live in Ontario. #emergencyalert— Eric Senohrabek (@senro82) November 27, 2019\nAnd some received neither.\nWell, I guess we're both dead. A Quebec cell phone and an Ontario one - no alerts. #emergencyalert— Sheila Strickland (@shelearn) November 27, 2019\nEveryone failed all around and there were some very unhappy folks.\nUpdate: I'm in Quebec and did not get the alert at all. #emergencyalertUpside: my two cats can continue their napping and not be in state of panicDownside: where's that "Well, I guess I'll die then *shrug*" edit? I mean, if this were a real emergency, I wouldn't know. https://t.co/mSikY6SIdM— A. (@shinraisei) November 27, 2019\nOther claim to have received some pretty bizarre messages.\nLook, I get the importance of an #EmergencyAlert, but the one they just sent out was kinda odd, no? pic.twitter.com/stBLZOY9oq— Mike Beauvais (@MikeBeauvais) November 27, 2019\nTechnology also seemed to not know how to handle Canada's official bilingualism.\nMy Google Assistant trying to read out the French text in that #EmergencyAlert Test... pic.twitter.com/UzmnUwCCyb— Gemma 🇨🇦 (@BackstreetGem) November 27, 2019\nThere were quite a few complaints from Rogers users:\nMaybe @RogersMobileCa doesn't deliver the emergency test alerts for some reason. #emergencyalert #CustomerService pic.twitter.com/xxBdfDBN9J— Lucia Harper - 🤓 🇨🇦 Unleash Your Niche (@YEPBusiness) November 27, 2019\nAnd of course, there are always those people who see the glass as half full.\nAnyone else pumped for #emergencyalert I'm expecting it and will still be startled! pic.twitter.com/GSrDirsXxz— Michael Greco (@michaelgreco82) November 27, 2019\nFor those that didn't receive the alert, you are asked to notify your provider. You can also check to see if your phone and cell connection are up to date. You can read more about it at www.AlertReady.ca.