Germany will test all its disaster warning systems on Thursday, September 10, as part of a nationwide 'Warning Day'. Between 11:00 and 11:20 (local time) sirens will sound and warnings over other channels, such as apps, social media, radio, TV, digital billboards, vehicles with loudspeakers, will also be tested. A nationwide testing of systems has not been performed since reunification 30 years ago, but authorities plan to hold 'Warning Day' annually on the second Thursday in September going forward.
A visibly heightened presence of security forces and emergency services is likely during the testing and disruptions to business and transport associated with the drills are possible.
Those in Germany should anticipate sirens and notifications through other channels that will signal the testing, anticipate possible disruptions to business and travel during the drills, and adhere to instructions provided by local authorities.
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