An unusual sound signal will sound on your phone if you are near the Mediterranean Sea this Friday morning. All accompanied by an alert message concerning the occurrence of a disaster. We explain why.
We might as well make it clear from the outset that this is indeed an exercise. This Friday, November 3, between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., all phones – even those in silent mode – located near the Mediterranean Sea will start ringing in an unusual way. All accompanied by a worrying alert message concerning the occurrence of a disaster.
No worries, state services will test the FR-alert alert and information system, deployed nationally since June 2022, as part of World Awareness Day. at the risk of a tsunami. But also to promote the system to the general public.
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u26a0ufe0f Friday November 3, 2023 between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., the FR Alert alert and information system will be tested as part of an exercise #tsunami on the coastal zone of the 9 departments of the Mediterranean Arc… pic.twitter.com/zPu7q8ZJtk
— Prefect of the Pyrénées-Orientales (@Prefet66) October 31, 2023
Nine departments of the Mediterranean arc will be concerned: Alpes-Maritimes, Var, Bouches-du-Rhône, Gard, Hérault, Aude, Pyrénées-Orientales, Haute-Corse and Corse-du-Sud.
“Receipt of this alert does not require any action or behavior to be adopted”, specify the State services which add that no means will be engaged on the ground (police, firefighters) since it is a “ on table “. exercise” only.