On Thursday, May 9, 2024, 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 landlines listed in the white pages.

Connect-Portage is a mass communications system 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 a 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 work day. Please ensure your staff and family members are aware that they may receive the test message on their wireless devices and/or landlines.

To sign up for Connect-Portage visit our website at www.city-plap.com/cityplap/connect-portage/.

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:
Brad Bailey, Fire Chief / Director of Public Safety
City of Portage la Prairie