Last week, the City of Portage la Prairie conducted a test of Connect-Portage, our emergency notification system. An emergency notification test message was successfully distributed via email, text and voice message to cell phones registered with Connect-Portage and all land lines listed in the white pages.

In 12 minutes, the Connect-Portage system sent 4715 voice messages, 929 text messages and 1173 emails.

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.

We would like to reach as many people as possible in the case of a real emergency.  If you have not yet signed up to receive emergency notifications from the City, you can sign up for Connect-Portage on our website at or download the City of Portage la Prairie mobile app and click “Register for Connect”.