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Sirens wail on February 1st

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Sirens wail on February 1st

On Wednesday, February 1st, the functionality of the sirens will be tested throughout Switzerland. This year information on the siren test is also available in Ukrainian.

Published: 17 minutes ago

The annual siren test will be carried out in Switzerland on Wednesday, February 1 at 1.30 p.m. (archive image)

The Federal Office for Civil Protection (Babs) announced on Friday that there was an increased risk that the siren test would trigger uncertainty and fear among those seeking protection from Ukraine. For this reason, the Federal Office has provided the cantons with information on the siren alarm in Ukrainian so that they can inform the people affected.

At 1:30 p.m., the general alarm signal is triggered by the sirens, a regular rising and falling howling tone lasting one minute. If necessary, the siren test can be continued until 2 p.m. The water alarm is tested from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the latest in the immediate zones below the dams. The signal consists of twelve low continuous tones of 20 seconds each at 10 second intervals.

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