High River residents will get a chance to see and hear a test of the new Alberta Emergency Alert system Wednesday afternoon.

Siren testing will take place at 1:55 p.m. and will coincide with a test of the Alberta Emergency Alert system. 

Effective May 4, the Alberta Emergency Alert will replace the local High River alert system known as the Safe Communities Alert Network or SCAN.

Critical emergency alert notifications will reach every cell phone and wireless device that are compatible with wireless public alerting in the region. 

To receive personalized alerts you can download the app from Google Play for Android or Apple app store.