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Province to test emergency alert systems this week

KAWARTHA LAKES-The province is testing the emergency alert system as well as the nuclear emergency alert this week.

The nuclear alerting system is meant to warn people in the unlikely event of an emergency at either of the stations in the Durham area. There are nuclear generating stations at Darlington and Pickering. The testing is taking place on Monday and Tuesday followed by one day of testing for the provincial alert system.

On Monday approximatley 100,000 landline phones within a 10 kilometre radius of the stations will receive an auto alert call. Those calls will appear on your caller ID as 905-666-6291. On Tuesday the outdoor sirens will sound for up to one minute from sirens installed within three kilometres of the nuclear sites.

The province is testing its provincial alert system on Wednesday. You will receive the alert on your cell phone, radio or TV.

Click here for more information:https://www.alertready.ca/#alerts

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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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