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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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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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Instinctive reaction- I looked for the tornado. Don't know why; I knew this was coming...
When in doubt, head for the cellar!
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Old 06.02.2013, 22:25
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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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Old 06.02.2013, 23:47
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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....
Yes I heard the dinky sirens too, probably somebody complained about the noise.
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Old 07.02.2013, 00:27
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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

I didn't hear the general alarm, just teh water alarm. Weird, I remember them being louder.
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Not sure if it was today for the whole country? Because I didn't hear any sirens!
It WAS for the whole country, INCLUDING the Romandie. But the place where you were possibly covered against the siren by a larger building

I suggest you write to

Organisation régionale de protection civile Lavaux


Grand'Rue 1
1091 Grandvaux
Telefon: 021 799 21 72 Fax: *021 799 22 74
and tell them that they had to arrange a siren to be placed close to your place as you otherwise will alert THESE chaps

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who then might take care that law and order also gets introduced into your area
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Yes I heard the dinky sirens too, probably somebody complained about the noise.
I wonder if people actually called the police to complain about that
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Old 07.02.2013, 07:35
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I wonder if people actually called the police to complain about that
Get enough people together, and there will be one...
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When the sirens went off in Germany, every Saturday noon we all knew that the Ruß is a coming, it was a joke for us kids.
For the older generation siren tests must have been traumatic though, grandma used to get very nervous, she was hitting the grog by one o'clock and spent the rest of the afternoon mumbling about the evil "Ruß" (the Russian, pronounced Ruzz)
Sirens were not always a lark.

In Beirut, they were real so I understand how your grandmother felt.
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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

I live in Horgen and I didn't hear anything
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Old 07.02.2013, 08:23
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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

For all those who didn't hear the sirens, bear in mind, that not everyone is destined to survive.
There are probably insufficient shelters in your area, so any warning would be a waste of time.

In this case you are classified as expendable.
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For all those who didn't hear the sirens, bear in mind, that not everyone is destined to survive.
There are probably insufficient shelters in your area, so any warning would be a waste of time.

In this case you are classified as expendable.
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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

actually it sounded like a gigantic alp horn
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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

This Wednesday 5.Feb.2014 beginning at 13:30

http://www.blick.ch/news/schweiz/am-...id2647022.html
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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

This is how it is done

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNK5jRbVKJY

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