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Old 07.02.2018, 15:15
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Those shutters of your's are soundproof too?
Nope, they're open. My old double glazied windows must be very good!
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Old 07.02.2018, 15:33
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It makes me nervous ..... and I have never been in a war
Live outside Chicago and get the joy of Parking Rules sirens and once a month siren tests:
http://www.skokie.org/EmergencyPrep.cfm

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If it's the water-warning I guess you better go up a hill
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General alert signal
Stationary sirens are sounded with a regularly ascending and descending tone, lasting one minute and repeated once in the following five minutes.

Behaviour to adopt when the general alert is raised:
  • Listen to the radio
  • Follow instructions issued by the authorities
  • Inform your neighbours


Water alert signal
People living downhill [and all others present in the area] from dams are alerted by special sirens and the "water alert" alarm signal. The water alert signal consists of low continuous twenty-second tones at ten-second intervals.

Behaviour to adopt when the water alert is sounded:
  • Leave the at-risk area immediately
  • Follow instructions given on local information sheets
https://www.ch.ch/en/alarm-signals/
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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

I decided to use the Dyson as the siren drives the pets nuts.

Sometimes I am grateful that vacuum is loud.
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Old 07.02.2018, 22:06
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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

The tram driver got confused. He brought the tram to a dead stop and then looked around for the fire truck/ambulance/police. After about 10 seconds, he continued.
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Old 07.02.2018, 22:15
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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

Apparently my son's eight year old Swiss friend told him this afternoon that the siren was sounded as a celebration. For what, he didn't elaborate.
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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

So that was what was wailing the entire time yesterday

It's probably second time hearing it after 4 years.
I remember asking my colleagues why they weren't doing anything when the sirens were on, back when I first started living here...
...Oh the nostalgia.
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Old 08.02.2018, 09:38
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so that was what was wailing the entire time yesterday

It's probably second time hearing it after 4 years.
I remember asking my colleagues why they weren't doing anything when the sirens were on, back when i first started living here...
...oh the nostalgia.
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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

We test to find faults. And we found faults.

Some bug in the system prevented the remote trigger of the some of the sirens: https://www.babs.admin.ch/content/ba...tml/69745.html

The bug was found. Once fixed, there will be a new test during this year:
https://www.babs.admin.ch/de/home.de...tml/69943.html

Stay tuned for more information.
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Old 28.02.2018, 17:53
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We test to find faults. And we found faults.

Some bug in the system prevented the remote trigger of the some of the sirens: https://www.babs.admin.ch/content/ba...tml/69745.html

The bug was found. Once fixed, there will be a new test during this year:
https://www.babs.admin.ch/de/home.de...tml/69943.html

Stay tuned for more information.
Well, well, maybe it's good we got below zero temperatures these days? Until the water-alarm functions again
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The bug was found. Once fixed, there will be a new test during this year:
https://www.babs.admin.ch/de/home.de...tml/69943.html

Stay tuned for more information.
The siren test will be repeated on May 23rd this year.
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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

I hope nobody is expecting that, time to have fun
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I hope nobody is expecting that, time to have fun
I'm curious too... Haven't seen any info on the news (TV/Newspaper) about it... only on the Web if you search for it...
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Old 21.05.2018, 20:12
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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

Bumping to remind everyone - test is on Wednesday.
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Bumping to remind everyone - test is on Wednesday.
if I run away in panic when hearing the siren and disappear to the badi for the afternoon, would anybody notice?
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Old 21.05.2018, 20:52
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if I run away in panic when hearing the siren and disappear to the badi for the afternoon, would anybody notice?
Your neighbours will report you
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Old 21.05.2018, 21:18
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if I run away in panic when hearing the siren and disappear to the badi for the afternoon, would anybody notice?
If it's the flood alarm and your Badi is in the line of the Sihl you might after all the rain we had.
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Siren alarm tomorrow.

Dont panic. Ist not a flood. And ist not Kim Jong throwing a couple of nukes. Seems the last test was faulty.
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Re: Siren alarm tomorrow.

Good to know. I sometimes feel like running to the underground bunker.
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Re: Siren alarm tomorrow.

Um, yeah, we sorta know.

https://www.englishforum.ch/daily-li...y-13-30-a.html
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