On Thursday May 27, 2021 at 2:00 pm, the City of Portage la Prairie will be sending out an emergency notification test message. The emergency notification test message will be distributed via email, text and voice message to all cell phones registered with Connect-Portage and via voice message to all land lines listed in the white pages.

Connect-Portage is a mass communications system, launched in 2018, that allows the City of Portage la Prairie to send out important safety information and provide direction on what to do in the event of severe weather events, tornados, train derailments or any other emergency that may require direction and / or support for our citizens.

This is an scheduled test of our emergency notification system.  In the event of a true emergency, Connect-Portage would be used to contact residents and provide further information such as what areas of the city are affected, evacuation notices, muster points, contact information and other important safety information.

This emergency alert test will take place during the workday. Please ensure your staff and family members are made aware that they may receive the test message on their wireless devices and/or land lines. To sign up for Connect-Portage visit our website at www.city-plap.com/cityplap/connect-portage/ or download the City of Portage la Prairie mobile app and click ‘Register for Connect’.

Testing the Connect-Portage emergency notification system is an important part of ensuring the system works effectively and recipients are familiar with the notification process should a true emergency occur.

For more information, contact:
Phil Carpenter, Fire Chief / Director of Public Safety
City of Portage la Prairie