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Warning sirens to go off across Greece on Tuesday in civil defense exercise

Warning sirens will go off in tests throughout Greece on Tuesday, October 3, as part of the nationwide civil defence exercise “Parmenion”, the Greek Police said on Monday.

At 11:00 am on Tuesday morning, the sirens will sound intermittently and at differing sound levels for 60 seconds, until 11:05 am, when an uninterrupted siren will sound for another 60 seconds. -via athensnewsagency

Just a Test

The first sound – the intermittent sound – is a warning for ‘air bombardment’ and ‘citizens should run to bunkers.’

The second sound – the uninterrupted sound – signals the end of the emergency.

There are more than 1,600 warning sirens in the cities and the border areas of Greece.

PS The test at 11:00 and 11:05 Tuesday morning was successful. No emergency situation emerged, of course.

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4 comments

  1. Martin Baldwin-Edwards

    And the point of this is what, exactly? To see if we all panic wondering what to do? Or just to see if the sirens actually make some sort of noise? I am quite sure that in the event of a “civil emergency” people will do exactly the same — with or without sirens being sounded.

    Of course, it gives the police something to do; and presumably provides some sales for siren manufacturers.

  2. keeptalkinggreece

    exaggerated comment. sirens need to be tested form time to time. period.

  3. KTG did you expect anything less from Marty

  4. Martin Baldwin-Edwards

    KTG: did you expect anything other than malice from Christos?

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