Res­i­dents blasted by alert sirens as part of ex­er­cise

The Hamilton Spectator - - CANADA & WORLD -

Mon­treal­ers were blasted Tues­day af­ter­noon as sirens echoed across the city from nine fac­to­ries. It’s a noisy test of the sys­tem which would be used to alert the pop­u­la­tion in case of a ma­jor in­dus­trial ac­ci­dent. The sirens were be­ing tested for three min­utes at each of the fac­to­ries. The city says the ex­er­cise is to en­sure the sirens are op­er­at­ing prop­erly. It is also a chance to check the level of pre­pared­ness of all teams in­volved in emer­gency mea­sures.

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