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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

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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.
Actually and very importantly step 1 would be to differntiate the alarm type>
General alarm (howling sound), do as described.
Water alarm (20 sconds on, 10 second off, over 6 minutes), take wife, husband, and kids inform neighbours and run for the hills. The nearest barrage just brocke. The nearer to the barrage you life the less time you have.
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Old 30.01.2017, 12:02
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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

That the one! Thank you.

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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

Just south of Geneva and I didn't hear a thing... how am I supposed to panic if I get no warning?
Just realised it's only Monday or possibly Tuesday, twit. I really must get out more!
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Old 30.01.2017, 13:12
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Just south of Geneva and I didn't hear a thing... how am I supposed to panic if I get no warning?
Just realised it's only Monday or possibly Tuesday, twit. I really must get out more!
Two more sleeps* before siren test day.


*unless you have a long afternoon siesta in which case it will be four
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Two more sleeps before siren test day.
Yeah, I realised just as I pressed 'post' (how come other people manage to delete their "post first, think after" ones)?

Bad night and I'm still half asleep.....
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Old 01.02.2017, 11:36
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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

Bump - just in case anybody's out here who's still unaware.
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Old 01.02.2017, 12:08
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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

Let's hope Trump doesn't push the red button at 13.30.

Do you think he'd be able to push it with those little-girl-hands of his?
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Old 01.02.2017, 12:40
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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

Maybe it's a good idea to take an early lunch today? I find the noise is totally horrible.
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Old 01.02.2017, 13:15
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Maybe it's a good idea to take an early lunch today? I find the noise is totally horrible.
They're barely audible where we live so staying at home during the test period is ideal for us.
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Old 01.02.2017, 13:28
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They're barely audible where we live so staying at home during the test period is ideal for us.
A bit worrying if there is a real emergency.
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A bit worrying if there is a real emergency.
Since I have no idea where the bomb shelter is should there actually be a real emergency I don't really think it makes much difference.i think I'd rather be dead than stuck in one of those for an indeterminate amount of time anyway.
We can hear the flood one very well and that's probably the biggest risk where we are.
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Since I have no idea where the bomb shelter is should there actually be a real emergency I don't really think it makes much difference.i think I'd rather be dead than stuck in one of those for an indeterminate amount of time anyway.
We can hear the flood one very well and that's probably the biggest risk where we are.
Reading this thread made me realise that we don't know where our local shelter is either.
Maybe they are only for the Swiss?
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Old 01.02.2017, 13:50
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Reading this thread made me realise that we don't know where our local shelter is either.
Maybe they are only for the Swiss?
ROFL, no they're not. But there won't be internet connection to EF I'm afraid.
I just realized I don't know where mine would be either, so I sent an email to my landlord. Wonder how long it will take her to answer
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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

Still makes me feel uneasy. I keep thinking, is it a test or did something happen for sure.
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Still makes me feel uneasy. I keep thinking, is it a test or did something happen for sure.
Something happened.
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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

That's it?!

I'd sleep through that no problem...
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They're barely audible where we live so staying at home during the test period is ideal for us.
Well I heard that one from the comfort of my sofa. Loud enough to be heard even with the windows closed but not loud enough to be annoying.
Very punctual but then we wouldn't expect anything less in Switzerland.

And now the second one is going.
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Well I heard that one from the comfort of my sofa. Loud enough to be heard even with the windows closed but not loud enough to be annoying.
Very punctual but then we wouldn't expect anything less in Switzerland.

And now the second one is going.
They must have read your post and turned the sound up just for you.
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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
So what happened?
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