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itnas 02.02.2010 18:02

Wednesday [1.2.2012] is Switzerland's Siren test day - do not get scared ;-)
 
Just in case you haven't seen this in newspapers or TV...

Tomorrow (first Wednesday of February) is the Siren Testing day (and I am holding myself not to comment on that) :-)

More info:

http://www.ch.ch/private/00108/00111...x.html?lang=en

Cheers,

Rangatiranui 02.02.2010 18:06

Re: Tomorrow is Switzerland's Siren test day - do not get scared ;-)
 
i probably wont get to reading yesterdays paper until some time next week :o

gata 02.02.2010 18:23

Re: Tomorrow is Switzerland's Siren test day - do not get scared ;-)
 
So i might actually wake up early enough to go skiing! What time they will test do we know?

nqnln 02.02.2010 18:31

Re: Tomorrow is Switzerland's Siren test day - do not get scared ;-)
 
1.30 and onwards

further info

http://www.bevoelkerungsschutz.admin...renentest.html

03.02.2010 13:41

Re: Tomorrow is Switzerland's Siren test day - do not get scared ;-)
 
....and it just started in 8001 Zurich....

Treverus 03.02.2010 13:43

Re: Tomorrow is Switzerland's Siren test day - do not get scared ;-)
 
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...

Guest 03.02.2010 13:44

Re: Tomorrow is Switzerland's Siren test day - do not get scared ;-)
 
They went off a little while ago, I knew I had read this info somewhere :D
Thanks for posting!

PaddyG 03.02.2010 13:45

Re: Tomorrow is Switzerland's Siren test day - do not get scared ;-)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Treverus (Post 690224)
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...

Just saying to my colleague, reminds me of the siren in the original Time Machine, when the Eloi (?) are summoned by the Morloks to be eaten. Or something.

möpp 03.02.2010 13:45

Re: Tomorrow is Switzerland's Siren test day - do not get scared ;-)
 
They've gone off in 8125 Zollikerberg as well. Now, are we all sitting still, listening to the radio, got our torches and emergency supplies at hand?;)

nadinebreen 03.02.2010 13:46

Re: Tomorrow is Switzerland's Siren test day - do not get scared ;-)
 
They sound crazy! There is the monotone pulse and then a four note minor run going up and down....

Danieluk 03.02.2010 13:46

Re: Tomorrow is Switzerland's Siren test day - do not get scared ;-)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by economisto (Post 690220)
....and it just started in 8001 Zurich....

Nope, that was me...sorry :msnblush:

My german colleagues didn't find it funny either :D

flow23 03.02.2010 13:46

Re: Tomorrow is Switzerland's Siren test day - do not get scared ;-)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by itnas (Post 689364)
Just in case you haven't seen this in newspapers or TV...

Tomorrow (first Wednesday of February) is the Siren Testing day (and I am holding myself not to comment on that) :-)

More info:

http://www.ch.ch/private/00108/00111...x.html?lang=en

Cheers,

time for a complaint?! ;)

NSchulzi 03.02.2010 13:47

Re: Tomorrow is Switzerland's Siren test day - do not get scared ;-)
 
I am under the desk

Natasha 03.02.2010 13:47

Re: Tomorrow is Switzerland's Siren test day - do not get scared ;-)
 
Was it as good for everyone else as it was for me?

flow23 03.02.2010 13:47

Re: Tomorrow is Switzerland's Siren test day - do not get scared ;-)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Danieluk (Post 690240)
Nope, that was me...sorry :msnblush:

My swiss german colleagues didn't find it funny either :D

im german and i do. i think i fixed that for you?!

Natasha 03.02.2010 13:48

Re: Tomorrow is Switzerland's Siren test day - do not get scared ;-)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Nicolaschulz (Post 690246)
I am under the desk

While you're down there.....

sharkey 03.02.2010 13:50

Re: Tomorrow is Switzerland's Siren test day - do not get scared ;-)
 
B4stards woke me up!

ullainga 03.02.2010 13:50

Re: Tomorrow is Switzerland's Siren test day - do not get scared ;-)
 
Hmh didn't hear a thing over here. If this is how it's supposed to be, we're all going to die here when the real alarm sounds. Great.

summerrain 03.02.2010 13:53

Re: Tomorrow is Switzerland's Siren test day - do not get scared ;-)
 
Gone off in Kusnacht a couple of minutes ago too. Didnt hear it till I opened my windows. If this wasnt a drill, I would have perished :msnsarcastic:

03.02.2010 13:53

Re: Tomorrow is Switzerland's Siren test day - do not get scared ;-)
 
:eek:................................
Quote:

Originally Posted by sharkey (Post 690257)
B4stards woke me up!



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