German have announced plans to conduct a nationwide emergency alert system test on September 14.
The German Interior Ministry and the Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK) have disclosed that at 11 a.m. (0900 GMT), German citizens will receive warnings through a variety of channels.
Julianne Seifert, an official from the ministry, mentioned, “We will employ a combination of warning methods.”
These warning messages will be transmitted through radio and television broadcasts and delivered to mobile phones via alert applications such as Nina. Additionally, sirens and information boards in urban areas will broadcast these alerts on public transit platforms and within trains.
BBK President Ralph Tiesler emphasized that the upcoming test will be notably audible. In the previous test conducted in December, approximately nine out of every ten individuals in Germany received a warning through one means or another.
The initiative to enhance communication with the public during emergencies gained momentum in Germany following the devastating flash floods that struck the western part of the country during the summer of 2021.
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