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Old 04.01.2012, 13:21
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Old 04.01.2012, 13:35
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Today, at the stroke of noon, I could hear air raid sirens in Basel. I was under the impression that these were tested on the first Wednesday of February, not of January.

Should I be hiding under my desk and preparing for the worst?
I heard nothing.

Do I need to get my hearing checked?
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Old 04.01.2012, 13:39
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Re: Air raid sirens

Having done a little more research (and being very close to the French border), I suspect that I heard the French sirens being tested. According to Wikipedia, they're tested every month at noon on the first Wednesday.

Nothing's fallen out of the sky, so I'm assuming that it was a test of some sort....
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Old 30.01.2012, 16:56
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Does anyone know if it's this week or next?
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Old 30.01.2012, 16:58
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Re: Tomorrow [2.2.11] is Switzerland's Siren test day - do not get scared ;-)

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Does anyone know if it's this week or next?
It's next Wednesday (d'oh, this week I mean), first Wednesday in February....

Don't be alarmed when the sirens go off after lunch...
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Old 30.01.2012, 17:02
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Re: Tomorrow [2.2.11] is Switzerland's Siren test day - do not get scared ;-)

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Don't be alarmed when the sirens go off after lunch...
I can't wait !!

The Odyssey Photo: The Sirens
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Old 30.01.2012, 17:25
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It's next Wednesday (d'oh, this week I mean), first Wednesday in February....

Don't be alarmed when the sirens go off after lunch...
Thanks!!

Last year I was in a meeting with 20+ people and one of them was a guy in town from the UK. He nearly peed himself when the sirens went off.

To me it still sounds like a zombie apocalypse.
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Old 30.01.2012, 17:42
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Re: Tomorrow [2.2.11] is Switzerland's Siren test day - do not get scared ;-)

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I can't wait !!

The Odyssey Photo: The Sirens
Love the Odyssey "photo" Greeks were very advanced with cameras, millennia before we had anything like that 12 megapixel resolution.
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Old 01.02.2012, 14:02
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Re: Wednesday [1.2.2012] is Switzerland's Siren test day - do not get scared ;-)

Just a quick bump - no need to go down into your Luftschutzkeller quite yet.
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Old 01.02.2012, 14:31
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Re: Wednesday [1.2.2012] is Switzerland's Siren test day - do not get scared ;-)

There they go!

Very scary sound!!
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Old 01.02.2012, 14:31
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Re: Wednesday [1.2.2012] is Switzerland's Siren test day - do not get scared ;-)

The sirens just went off here........lucky i read the thread literally 2 mins before it happened.


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Old 01.02.2012, 14:33
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Re: Wednesday [1.2.2012] is Switzerland's Siren test day - do not get scared ;-)

... and off the Eloi troop to their fate...
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Old 01.02.2012, 14:34
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Re: Wednesday [1.2.2012] is Switzerland's Siren test day - do not get scared ;-)

The RUSSIANS...the Russians are coming!!!!
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Old 01.02.2012, 14:37
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Re: Wednesday [1.2.2012] is Switzerland's Siren test day - do not get scared ;-)

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Old 01.02.2012, 14:38
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The RUSSIANS...the Russians are coming!!!!

They are already here and even have their own forum

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The RUSSIANS...the Russians are coming!!!!
Thank goodness my flatmate's military gear, including the machine gun, is in a bag behind me. Now if only they didn't have this silly rule about not keeping the ammo and the gun together...
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Old 01.02.2012, 14:42
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Re: Wednesday [1.2.2012] is Switzerland's Siren test day - do not get scared ;-)

In the next few days anyone living within 20 Km of an atomic power station will find a DIY "Run for the hills" kit in their post box. A checklist on how to behave, a plastic map, and some more iodine tablets.

I suppose after the Japanese accident we can't be too careful.
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Re: Air raid sirens

I heard them at 13:30 and 13:35 today. And they weren't French... they were right here outside my apartment. I've never heard them in Basel before today though.

If it wasn't February 1, I would have been ducking and covering, but I hadn't thought about 'the first Wednesday of the month'. Nor would I know which public service website to go to for more information about it. Living here makes me feel so out of the loop sometimes.
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Re: Air raid sirens

It was the Ch sirens, there was even a thread about it on the EF...yesterday I believe.
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I heard them at 13:30 and 13:35 today. And they weren't French... they were right here outside my apartment. I've never heard them in Basel before today though.

If it wasn't February 1, I would have been ducking and covering, but I hadn't thought about 'the first Wednesday of the month'. Nor would I know which public service website to go to for more information about it. Living here makes me feel so out of the loop sometimes.

I heard them too is so scaaaryyy
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