Review of the national warning system: unannounced zonal SMS alerts

An unannounced test of the zonal SMS alert took place on Friday 22 March 2024 in the municipalities of Differdange, Pétange, Käerjeng, Sanem, Bourscheid, Tandel, Diekirch, Erpeldange-sur-Sûre, Ettelbruck, Schieren, Colmar-Berg and Bettendorf.

As a reminder: the zonal SMS tests are not be announced in advance, which enables mobile operators to be put in a real-life situation when faced with an event that triggers an immediate and spontaneous alert from the population.

Please note that only those people whose mobile phones were connected to a mobile phone base station in the above-mentioned area at the time the alert is issued have received the following SMS: "LU-ALERT / ALERTE TEST / NO ACTION REQUIRED / AUCUNE ACTION REQUISE / KEINE HANDLUNG ERFORDERLICH".

Further information and FAQs are available on the following website:National warning system: LU-Alert.

Press release by the Ministry of State, the Ministry of Home Affairs and the High Commission for National Protection (HCPN)

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