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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

It's that time of year again folks. The alarms will be tested this coming Wednesday, 1st February 2017.

http://www.thelocal.ch/20170127/swit...s-it-all-about
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It's that time of year again folks. The alarms will be tested this coming Wednesday, 1st February 2017.

http://www.thelocal.ch/20170127/swit...s-it-all-about
A timely reminder about the cops lurking behind bushes to catch drivers sans-vignette?
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Old 29.01.2017, 22:16
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Apparently they're already on it, coming your way in 2017:

http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/schweiz/...story/20579832

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Mit dem nun lancierten System namens Alertswiss macht der Bund einen ersten Schritt. Ab sofort wird die Bevölkerung im Katastrophenfall zusätzlich zu den herkömmlichen Alarmierungen über eine Webseite (alertswiss.ch), eine Smartphone-App, über Twitter (@alertswiss) und Youtube informiert.


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The Bund takes the first step with the launch of the 'Alert Swiss' system. In addition to conventional alarms, in case of disaster the population will be informed via a website (alertswiss.ch), a smartphone app, on Twitter and Youtube.


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But they are still keeping the sirens.
Oh cheers, I hate those tests. The sirene used to be on a little building next to mine, luckily they moved it.
I used to warn the newly arrived asylum seekers about it to avoid them going berserk.

Actually if I stay on EF I can give up thinking for myself, you guys tell me when to get the vignette .... when the alarm-test is happening ..... when Christmas is exactly ..... where to get brown sugar .....
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Old 29.01.2017, 22:38
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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

Let's see how many noobs will post a distressed "What-on-earth-is-going-on?!" thread this year around.
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A timely reminder about the cops lurking behind bushes to catch drivers sans-vignette?
Yeah, that too. Going to be a busy day.
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Let's see how many noobs will post a distressed "What-on-earth-is-going-on?!" thread this year around.
I was a noob once, early 00s, and the EF wasn't around then to help deliver me from my noobness..

So I just walked around my living room in circles and thought the aliens had landed
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I was a noob once, early 00s, and the EF wasn't around then to help deliver me from my noobness..

So I just walked around my living room in circles and thought the aliens had landed
Do you now - 16 years later - know what you have to do first thing when the sirens go off? (Not the test on Wednesday, for real)?
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Do you now - 16 years later - know what you have to do first thing when the sirens go off? (Not the test on Wednesday, for real)?
Yes, but of course.. grab the bottle of Gin and hide under the bed
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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

Actually it might not be a bad idea to put that here?
Alarm-type: One minute of up and down swelling wailing tone =
immediately listen to the advice on the radio. Swiss station logically
It's the general alarm for possible threat to the poplulance.

12 deep long tones with 10 seconds in between them, leave your area immediately - listen to the advice on the radio later/when you're safe. As this is the water alarm.

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Yes, but of course.. grab the bottle of Gin and hide IT under the bed
Fixed that for you
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Yes, but of course.. grab the bottle of Gin and hide under the bed
True, rather drown quickly than suffer for a long time in case of flood. You got it
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Do you now - 16 years later - know what you have to do first thing when the sirens go off? (Not the test on Wednesday, for real)?
Here's how the drill went a few years ago when the sirens suddenly went off in my area:

Check the radio news... Nothing. No news or instructions.
Check the cantonal alarm site... Nothing. No news or instructions.
Run outside, mill around with neighbors asking each other what is going on. No one knows.
Mill around a bit more.
Get bored of milling around, go back inside.

Turned out the siren went off by mistake. Ah well, a bit of excitement in our humdrum day.

But in the event of an actual emergency, go through steps 1-4 above and then:

Check sky. Is it falling?
No -> Go back inside, carry on.
Yes - > Go to bomb shelter as per instructions. Then start drinking the wine collection stored there.
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Old 29.01.2017, 23:49
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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

Don't even know where our local bomb shelter is supposed to be. I know there's one in Fribourg city, but no idea if we have one nearer than that. If the Swiss really took it seriously you'd think that sort of info would be on the communes'/gemeindes' websites.
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Old 29.01.2017, 23:55
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Don't even know where our local bomb shelter is supposed to be. I know there's one in Fribourg city, but no idea if we have one nearer than that. If the Swiss really took it seriously you'd think that sort of info would be on the communes'/gemeindes' websites.
There should be a notice somewhere in your place, ours is screwed to the cellar door!
Our shelter is under the local old people's home; I think I will pass on that one!
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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

About 6 years ago, at 10 pm in Bern, the River Aare was about to overflow the river banks and flood the parts of the old city, down by the river in Bern.
Unfortunately the civil defence people set the alarm off for the complete city and surrounding suburbs, it was chaos, & the siren noise was terrible.
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Don't even know where our local bomb shelter is supposed to be. I know there's one in Fribourg city, but no idea if we have one nearer than that. If the Swiss really took it seriously you'd think that sort of info would be on the communes'/gemeindes' websites.
I have no idea where ours is either and I can't find any mention of it on the commune website.
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There should be a notice somewhere in your place, ours is screwed to the cellar door!
Our shelter is under the local old people's home; I think I will pass on that one!
Nothing in our place marton. House was built in 1950, but no "nuclear shelter" included. We do have a cave, but I doubt the wooden door would do much to keep any radiation, etc, out. No notifications about where our local shelter is either and I haven't seen anything on the commune's website about it.
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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

My evil plan:

It's Wednesday 13:29:50 and I will shout at my team collegue who pranked me once before: "Dam... The reactor at Gösgen just melted!!" then I slowly look to him while he doubts the truth and if the timming is correct the siren will just start
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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

I noticed a TV ad for this out of the corner of my eye the other day. It seemed a vagely amusing series of things hitting other things, culminating with a sheep shouting into a microphone.

Anyone got a link to a video?
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I noticed a TV ad for this out of the corner of my eye the other day. It seemed a vagely amusing series of things hitting other things, culminating with a sheep shouting into a microphone.

Anyone got a link to a video?
http://www.babs.admin.ch/de/alarmier...renentest.html
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