If there must be a power outage in the winter, residents must also be prepared. This is indicated by the mayor of Landau, Thomas Hirsch A crisis team was formed for such a case she has. Urgently advises Hirsch to prepare for possible crisis scenarios, “for example by stocking up on enough food, light bulbs, candles and the like. The department will not be available for all emergencies or be able to put on shows”. The mayor said the city did not want to create panic, but “the current situation in Europe makes it necessary for us to deal with scenarios that would have been unimaginable a few years ago.”
To warn the population, Landau has already renewed its siren infrastructure for €160,000. “In Landau, it is now possible, in addition to the Katwarn and Nina warning apps and via loudspeaker announcements, to sound individual sirens in the city area in order to warn a specific area,” explained Fire and Disaster Inspector Dirk Hargsheimer and Chief of Fire – and Civil Protection Stefan Crouch .
The city wants to distribute flyers to all homes in the coming weeks so that people can identify the sirens’ sounds. In addition to information about the various warning devices and instructions on how to act, they also contain a QR code that you can scan to hear the siren sounds. More information events and flyers planned. The basis for helping residents to help themselves in the event of a disaster are the instructions and checklists from the Federal Office for Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK), which are available, for example, on the website www.bbk.bund.de are found. There you will find information about the type and amount of food to store, and what else you need if, for example, there is a major power outage, storm or other problem.