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Everyone In Canada Received An Emergency Alert Today And People On Twitter Are Freaking Out

The entire country jumped in collective surprise.
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Everyone In Canada Received An Emergency Alert Today And People On Twitter Are Freaking Out

Everyone in Canada should have received an emergency alert from the government by now.

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Don't worry, it was just a test. But that doesn't mean it didn't catch most of us off guard.

Below are just some of the most hilarious Twitter reactions to this latest test.

I didn’t get the #EmergencyAlert but I just assume the government would likely let me die in an emergency anyways ... #PrepForYourself#BeYourOwn911

November 28, 2018

I call Bullshit on there being "no danger to your health or safety. There is danger of giving me a Fucking Heart Attack! #toronto#ontario#EmergencyAlertpic.twitter.com/4se3l6ZvpC

November 28, 2018

For some, the alert was a threat in itself...

My phone never seems to receive the emergency alert messages. I guess I'll just die. #emergencyalertpic.twitter.com/NDOYw9QFa7

November 28, 2018

didn't get #EmergencyAlert
am i chosen to die??

November 28, 2018

It doesn't appear to have worked for everyone.

Just got this #EmergencyAlert thought it was the apocalypse. pic.twitter.com/J612DOruka

November 28, 2018

At my job when everyone got the #EmergencyAlert without reading it. LMAO pic.twitter.com/U1EucOOCtL

November 28, 2018

People panicked.

What fuck is this #EMERGENCYALERT are we under attack or something? pic.twitter.com/ckXd0ORLTf

November 28, 2018

Was wondering why youtube was sounding dramatic #EmergencyAlertpic.twitter.com/AqxWjXScSe

November 28, 2018

When you work in Ottawa and Gatineau and get two tests of the emergency alert system. #EmergencyAlertpic.twitter.com/naI1VyA58o

November 28, 2018

And when you click on the link you get nothing. I know I feel safer already #EmergencyAlertpic.twitter.com/afNbehnIh4

November 28, 2018

There are clearly still some flaws that need to be addressed.

Okay so had no idea this was happening and fully expected to see incoming missiles...#EmergencyAlertpic.twitter.com/srxk2HhfvM

November 28, 2018

Dropped phone in the toilet... fml #EmergencyAlert

November 28, 2018

#emergencyalert just about popped the tarts outta me. Glad I wasn't driving.

November 28, 2018

Once again, never got it. GREAT JOB CANADA GOVERNMENT! Guess us rural folk are dead in an emergency.#EmergencyAlert

November 28, 2018

You're out of luck if you live in a place with spotty cell service.

Apparently I am NOT one of those people needed to re-populate the Earth after the apocalypse.
I guess when a real emergency happens I will continue blithely meandering through my life, unaware of impending doom. #emergencyalert 🇨🇦 #Canada#nowarning#onmyown

November 28, 2018

If a zombie apocalypse was happening right now, I wouldn’t have been notified :( #dramatic#EmergencyAlert@Bell_MTSHelps

November 28, 2018

Nice to see Canada surviving a co-heartattack #EmergencyAlert

November 28, 2018

The whole country jumped collectively in surprise.

*1st time the #EmergencyAlert goes off*
"Ok people relax, these things get tested from time to time"
*2nd time the #EmergencyAlert goes off* pic.twitter.com/05gJAtui8i

November 28, 2018

Who gave Trudeau my number 😂😂 #EmergencyAlert

November 28, 2018

Welcome to Québec's "presidential alert" system #EmergencyAlertpic.twitter.com/h9XyxK4b4H

November 28, 2018

There were some reports that the alert was mislabelled a "presidential alert."

Quebec government just issued an #EmergencyAlert as well. pic.twitter.com/ICP3Q4gLhF

November 28, 2018

Must be ALIENS.

Hmm 3 alerts so far. It works, I guess ... Right? #emergencyalert#emergencyalertcanada#canada@MBGovpic.twitter.com/lk3DEcIZE1

November 28, 2018

Since the last emergency test failed miserably, it seems that government wanted to be extra sure you got the alert this time...

    Thomas MacDonald
    Senior Editor
    Thomas MacDonald is a Senior Editor for MTL Blog focused on Montreal public transit and is based in Montreal, Quebec.
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