This Friday, April 6th the AlertReady emergency response system will be rolled out and accessible to all individuals with a cellphone connected to a wireless provider. Individuals cannot opt out of such warnings and everyone in a specific area will receive the warning.
The move comes after a somewhat sporadic emergency response and public alert to a tsunami warning that recently affected coastal British Columbia and Vancouver Island. There were accounts of individuals who signed up for emergency alerts with their municipalities not receiving any such alerts, while others did. Some municipalities did not send out alerts while others were more prepared/proactive and notified all residents who registered via their emergency notification systems of a materializing tsunami threat.