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Emergency Alert will occur on Friday Feb 9th between 10am and 12
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Radio Sintonia:

Es-Alert will issue a test alert in Fuerteventura this Friday.

The Government of the Canary Islands resumes, from February, the testing of the alert system for the population in the event of an emergency called ES-Alert with an extensive Calendar, to be developed throughout 2024, which covers seven islands. The first exercise of this year will be held in Fuerteventura next Friday, February 9, although it could also be held in the municipality of Yaiza, in Lanzarote.



So far, the General Directorate of Emergencies of the Government of the Canary Islands has checked the operation of this system on the island of El Hierro and in the urban centres of Garachico, in Tenerife, and Valleseco, in Gran Canaria.

Throughout 2024 it is planned to continue to be tested - in addition to this first test, in Fuerteventura - on the islands of La Palma, Lanzarote, La Gomera, El Hierro and new trials in different areas of Gran Canaria and Tenerife.

This tool of the National Civil Protection System is already operational in the Canary Islands and was used in the forest fires of La Palma and Tenerife last year. However, in order to achieve optimal functioning of this tool and for the population to continue to become familiar with the system, the Government of the Canary Islands will continue to carry out periodic tests in different parts of the Archipelago.

The test that will be carried out on February 9, through mobile phone networks, is organized by the Government of the Canary Islands, through the General Directorate of Emergencies and the 1-1-2 Canarias, in collaboration with the Cabildo of Fuerteventura and the municipalities of La Oliva, Puerto del Rosario, Betancuria, Antigua, Tuineje and Pájara. The exercise is expected to affect the entire island and could even reach the municipality of Yaiza, in the south of Lanzarote.

The message will be issued between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., so the population of Fuerteventura will be able to receive it at the time of sending it or when entering the coverage area of their telephone operator. It is a single message, so it will only be received once, and in the event that this occurs when you are driving, the Government of the Canary Islands recommends not to be alarmed and as soon as possible, stop the vehicle in a safe place to read the message and once read press accept.

Es-Alert allows you to issue alerts in the event of disasters or emergencies such as fires, floods, volcanic eruptions, adverse Weather phenomena or chemical accidents, among others, without the need to install any application, and to provide instructions for their protection to the population affected by the emergency.

This is a complementary means of warning to the usual channels such as sending evacuation bulletins, the media, social networks or the public address system.

These tests are published and disseminated in advance so that the population is aware of them and avoid alarm situations.

All 4G and 5G mobile terminals within the coverage area will receive a text message with the word "TEST" with a beep and vibration that, once read and after having pressed the word "OK", will disappear. You do not have to answer or call 1-1-2, but you do ask for the collaboration of citizens to complete the survey that they will receive in the same message.

All the information about the ES-Alert system is available on the 1-1-2 Canarias https://www.112canarias.com/112/sistema-es-alert/ website, with a question and answer questionnaire to answer the most frequently asked questions and the test schedule.
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I received the alert to my phone a couple of minutes past 10am.


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Me too! Frightened the absolute hell out of us. Only for this post (which I had forgotten until the alert went), I would have been really concerned, so thanks for telling us about it in advance! Big Grin

Five minutes later and we would have been driving, so I am very glad it came in when it did.

Interestingly, I don't think my iPhone made the alert sound, only the Android— or at least, the iPhone didn't keep sounding. Also doesn't give you the ability to say "ok", it's just a message alert.

Once again, very grateful to have known what this was, because otherwise I'm not sure my Spanish would have stood up to my panic and let me realise quickly that it was nothing to worry about, so three cheers for Tamara!
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You're welcome Ducks.
I received a 2nd alert at a few minutes past 11.
Strange though, the first alert auto translated on my phone, the 2nd one didn't.

Did the alerts go to English Sims or just Spanish ones? Anyone out there with English phone number today?

A friend in Casillas de Angels didn't receive the alert on her Spanish phone.
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Got mine just as I unlocked the car, spent a couple of minutes trying to figure out what was wrong with the vehicle until I realised 🤦
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Got it twice in the cafe in the General Hospital in Puerto. Must have been 50+ phones going off in unison. Many didn't have a clue what it was so I'm telling the English, just press OK, and my translator is telling the Spanish 'vale'!!!

However, my wife, back in Cotillo, didn't get an alert!!

Uk had similar issues when they tested it months ago, some networks didn't issue it and some areas didn't get it. All the reason to test the system.

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I've now found that 3 friends living nearby in Tindaya didn't receive the alerts. Between them they had 4 Spanish phones and 3 English ones. I received my first alarm when I was walking past 2 of their houses so no idea why they didn't get them.
My 2nd alert came while I was driving and was quite off-putting even though I knew what it was. I pulled in as soon as possible and turned it off. I hope it didn't cause any accidents!
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Noticias:

The ES Alert system and mobile alerts did not work with Movistar.

The Minister of Territorial Policy, Territorial Cohesion and Water, Manuel Miranda, asks for explanations from the General Directorate of Civil Protection in Madrid


The ES Alert system tested today on the island of Fuerteventura has not worked with one of the main telephone operators in the Canary Islands, the company Telefónica, due to a possible failure in the software of the national Civil Protection alert system, which is being analysed by those responsible for the Ministry of the Interior



The Minister of Territorial Policy, Territorial Cohesion and Water, Manuel Miranda, has asked for explanations from the General Directorate of Civil Protection in Madrid, and has recalled that a similar incident already occurred in April last year in Catalonia. In addition, in conversation with the managers of Telefónica in the Canary Islands, they ruled out that it was a failure in their network.



"Carrying out these tests in a fragmented territory like ours is essential to check its operation and detect possible anomalies such as the one that has occurred today in which, despite the good execution of the exercise by the Civil Protection technicians in the Canary Islands, a possible failure in the Ministry's software has not allowed the alert message to reach the entire population of Fuerteventura", Miranda said.

According to the first provisional data collected through a survey designed by the Government of the Canary Islands to verify the results of the test, most of the users who have answered the questionnaire belong to the companies Vodafone and Orange, and residually some users of Telefónica who received the message derived from the repeaters of other telephone operators.



More than 3,000 people responded to the assessment survey, mostly from the capital municipality of Puerto del Rosario (1,201), followed by La Oliva (649), Pájara (407), Tuineje (304), Antigua (209) and Betancuria (14), in addition to those received in the municipality of Yaiza (88) and the canal area between Lanzarote and Fuerteventura (117).



This test, the first of those planned to be held this year, has been organized by the Government of the Canary Islands, through the General Directorate of Emergencies and 1-1-2 Canarias, in collaboration with the Cabildo de Fuerteventura and the municipalities of La Oliva, Puerto del Rosario, Betancuria, Antigua, Tuineje and Pájara.



Any telephone user on the island of Fuerteventura can respond to the survey whether they have received the message or not.



This survey is available on the 1-1-2 Canarias https://www.112canarias.com/112/sistema-es-alert/ website.
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Our vodaphone (lebara worked)
The other 2 movistar (did not)
I filled out the survey to report same and was bemused by the word YEAH in lieu of yes
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We got it on our EE phone (pay as you go), two pages, first one in English and second one in Spanish. I must say I hadn't read the first post so I was not prepared, it really startled me, I thought I had to abandon the ship  Smile  However, we didn't get the alert on our Spanish phone (Digi pay as you go).
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