Air Sirens in Shanghai This Saturday, Don't Be Alarmed

By That's Shanghai, September 17, 2021

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Don’t panic dears, World War 3 is not breaking out. You’re going to hear some air raid sirens this morning – 1,400 of them, to be precise – but it’s nothing to worry about. 

They are set to go off across Shanghai – except near Hongqiao and Pudong airports – tomorrow, Saturday, September 18 from 11.35 to 11.58am to mark National Defense Education Day. 

Three alarms lasting three minutes each will be sounded to help test the city’s siren warning system and also get Shanghai residents familiarized with the city’s air defense siren procedures.

The tests are scheduled as follows:

  • 11.35-11.38am – advance warning siren

  • 11.45-11.48am – air defense siren

  • 11.55-11.58am – all-clear siren

National Defense Education Day takes place every year in mid-September, this being the 21st. A series of activities are also scheduled for the day; air defense drills will be carried out citywide, and a civil defense map mini-program will be released.

The map will provide various information, including civil defense projects, civil defense education places, and emergency shelters as well as navigation services to these places.

[Top image via retroweb/Flickr]

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