It was well advertised that an emergency alert test was going to be blasted across multiple devices in Alberta on Wednesday afternoon, what was not issued was how many times it was going to broadcast.

Alberta's emergency alert services says a total of nine alerts were sent out between 1:55 p.m. and 2:01 p.m.

Many Cochranites were quick to jump to social media to discuss the rapid-fire alerts.


“While test alerts are issued nationwide twice a year in May and November, this year’s emergency alert in Alberta is being done now to coincide with the official start of wildfire season on March 1.” reads a press release from earlier this week.

There has been no statement as to why there were multiple alerts.