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Nationwide warning day on September 14: test alarms in Frankfurt, Wiesbaden and Mainz

05.09.2023 | 12:18 Clock | Citywhispers
Nationwide warning day on September 14: test alarms in Frankfurt, Wiesbaden and Mainz

The next nationwide warning day will be held next Thursday, September 14, at 11 am. During this test phase, alerts will also be carried out in the cities of Frankfurt, Wiesbaden and Mainz. These alerts will be made via warning apps, digital scoreboards and cell broadcast. At the same time, a siren rehearsal will be conducted.

At 11 a.m., the sirens will warn the population on a test basis for one minute with a rising and falling wail. Then at 11:45 a.m., a continuous tone will sound for one minute to signal the all-clear. During the siren rehearsal, no feedback from the population is required, as it is purely an awareness measure. In addition, a test alarm will be triggered in the city area via digital display panels.

The Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK) will also centrally trigger a test alarm via all warning apps in Germany. This will use the Modular Warning System MoWaS to activate the warning apps NINA, Katwarn and hessenWarn. In addition, Cell Broadcast is used to send a test warning to cell phones nationwide. This message will be displayed on all devices that are in a cellular cell and can receive Cell Broadcast messages. Mobile phone providers will inform users about this measure until the warning day.

It is recommended to follow the following rules of conduct, especially during the "Warning of the population", which have been uniformly defined by the Federal Ministry of the Interior and also apply in Wiesbaden: Immediately close doors and windows, avoid staying outdoors, turn on the radio and listen to announcements, pay attention to current messages from the fire department, inform neighbors and turn off ventilation and air conditioning systems.

The Warning Day is a joint day of action by the federal government, the states and participating districts, cities and municipalities. On this day, the technical infrastructure for warnings is tested in order to identify weaknesses and subsequently correct them. This is intended to increase the stability and effectiveness of the system in the event of an emergency. Another goal is to inform the population about various warning tools and to draw attention to population protection.

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