German authorities announced on Friday that they will test a nationwide emergency alert system on September 14.

The German Interior Ministry and the Federal Office for Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance said that German citizens would be alerted at exactly 11:00 AM  (09:00 GMT) via various channels.

“We’re relying on a mixture of alerting methods,” said Juliane Seifert, the state secretary of the German Interior Ministry.

Alert messages will be distributed to radio and television channels as well as mobile phones through public applications.

Whistles and information boards will broadcast messages on public broadcasting platforms and on trains.

“It will be very noisy,” said Ralph Tessler, head of the Federal Office for Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance.

During the last test last December, nine out of ten people in Germany received an alert through one means or another.

Germany intensified efforts to improve communication with citizens in case of emergency after the massive floods that hit the west of the country in the summer of 2021.

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