Folks in the province may receive an emergency alert this afternoon--but it's no cause for alarm. 

At approximately 1:55 p.m. today the SPSA is conducting a test of the SaskAlert system, to ensure that in an emergency or disaster, urgent and lifesaving warnings can be distributed to the public.

Not all mobile devices will receive the test alert since some devices are not compatible or the device software may not be up to date. For more information, visit or contact your telecommunications provider.

In conjunction with Emergency Preparedness week, running from May 7 to 13, the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency (SPSA) has also been sharing multiple resources and tools for folks to create an emergency plan and kit. 

SPSA President and Fire Commissioner, Marlo Pritchard, said in a written media release that the nationally recognized week is a great time for residents to update or create a kit for their home, car, or anywhere else they might need to prepare for an emergency.

"Having a plan and making sure your kit can sustain you for 72-hours is the responsible thing to do," he added. 

They encourage folks to be prepared for anything.