- The sirens every first Monday of the month at 12.00 exactly blare everywhere in the country as a test, disappear on 1 January 2020. That Minister Ard van der Steur (Security and Justice) informed the Lower House. It was already known that this system would be turned off, but it was not known when.
In the future, major disasters alarm beaten by, among other calamities channels, sound trucks, NL-Alert and social media. The advantage of such communication is that they can be deployed much more focused. ' Therefore, people do not know just what's going on, but also what they can do best at that time, '' the ministry said Tuesday.
There are more than 4,200 sirens, called the Warning and Alarm system (WAS). These poles are dismantled when the system goes over three years.