Irshadgul News report,
Montrealers will hear a noise interruption on Friday as the city conducts its annual siren test at several large factories.
Don’t worry, this is just a drill – during an emergency, whaling sirens will signal an industrial catastrophe, such as a toxic product leak, or a plummeting cloud of harmful gas.
What to do in an emergency?
Chemicals can spread rapidly through the air. If you hear sirens, go inside, close doors and windows, and plug ventilation holes with rags.
Once you stop using outside air, stay away from doors and windows until the emergency is over.
If you have children, leave them at school so that they are not exposed to any toxic products.
Try to avoid using your phone other than calling 911. If emergency services are trying to contact you, your line must be open.
Listen to the radio for instructions from the authorities.
Alarms will sound in eight factories between 4 pm and 8 pm:
- Merritt Beef, Richelieu Metro (Montreal-North, Rivire-des-Praries-Pointe-aux-Trembles)
- Indorama PTA Montreal (Mercer-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, Montreal East)
- Labatt Brewery of Canada (Lachin, LaSalle)
- Lactalis Canada (Cte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grace, Lachine, LaSalle, Le Sud-Ouest, Cte-Saint-Luc, Montreal West)
- Atlantic Fishing, Metro Richelieu (Rivire-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles)
- Saputo Dairy Products Canada, Saint-Laurent (Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Saint-Laurent, Le Plateau-Mont-Royal)
- Saputo Dairy Products Canada, Saint-Leonard (Anjou, Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, Saint-Leonard)
- Suncor Montreal Sulfur Plant (Rivire-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montreal East)
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