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Old 06.02.2013, 13:54
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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

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Old 06.02.2013, 14:00
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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

Ah well - that's the excitement over for another year ....... back to the mundane routine for the next 364 days, then.
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Re: Tomorrow is Switzerland's Siren test day - do not get scared ;-)

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Yes, here in Zurich 8048 as well. But it did not really sound well. More like the alien communication in "war of the worlds" than a proper WW2 air raid alarm...

Who, on EF knows from experience what a proper WW2 air raid alarm sounds like?
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Re: Wednesday [1.2.2012] is Switzerland's Siren test day - do not get scared ;-)

Lab report: Funny how the dog barks when the doorbell rings, cowers during fireworks and sometimes howls along with ambulance or fire truck sirens, but cannot be bothered with The Siren. It's a Labrador.
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Old 06.02.2013, 14:19
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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

Just had the thought that if the sirens went off unannounced people would just complain (inner voice) about the noise and carry on with what ever they were doing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9aHT-IlkHo
Just reminding what it is all about.

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Old 06.02.2013, 14:21
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Re: Tomorrow is Switzerland's Siren test day - do not get scared ;-)

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Who, on EF knows from experience what a proper WW2 air raid alarm sounds like?

I only remember the black window blinds
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Old 06.02.2013, 14:34
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Re: Wednesday [1.2.2012] is Switzerland's Siren test day - do not get scared ;-)

I know what other air raid alarms sound like and have to say, we didn't have anything here yet, weird..
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Noisy sirens

ok, someone had to open this thread
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Old 06.02.2013, 14:49
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Old 06.02.2013, 14:59
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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

Damn, didnt hear a thing. . . .
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Old 06.02.2013, 15:06
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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

Has the test been carried out? Didn't hear a thing, but then I didn't the peunultimate time the test was carried out.
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Old 06.02.2013, 15:12
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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

I definitely chose the wrong week to have night shift..
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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

Instinctive reaction- I looked for the tornado. Don't know why; I knew this was coming...
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Re: Wednesday [1.2.2012] is Switzerland's Siren test day - do not get scared ;-)

Aha. thanks for the warning. I saw it after I had jumped up shrieking in the middle of my German class. Funnily enough even the teacher (Swiss) did not know what it was
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Old 06.02.2013, 18:42
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Re: Wednesday [1.2.2012] is Switzerland's Siren test day - do not get scared ;-)

Passed another annoyance day of wailing sirens. It was bearable near here : D
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Old 06.02.2013, 18:46
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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

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

Are you sure it was today? Because I didn't hear any sirens!
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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

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We had two different sirens, both working fine, so we can all rest easy.

What would happen though if there was a real emergency on 6th February at 1.30pm?
all radio stations and TV stations and internet-providers would start to give emergency info. And the sirens would not stop but continue endlessly
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Damn, didnt hear a thing. . . .
Not sure if it was today for the whole country? Because I didn't hear any sirens!
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Old 06.02.2013, 22:57
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Just had the thought that if the sirens went off unannounced people would just complain (inner voice) about the noise and carry on with what ever they were doing.

Just reminding what it is all about.
Was in Basle today; the sirens went off punctually but then there were sort of junior versions (shorter & quieter) which continued sporadically for about 15 minutes....
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