Free disaster alert system for Oldenburg citizens
News from Sep. 26, 2012
KATWARN is an additional warning system meant to alert concerned citizens by text message or email in case of critical situations. Citizens may voluntarily sign up for the system with their postal code (e. g. home or work) via text message. Currently KATWARN is available in Berlin, Hamburg, Oldenburg, Bad Homburg, the District of Schwalm-Eder in Hesse, as well as in the districts Aurich, Leer and Wittmund and the City of Emden in East Frisia. The warning messages contain brief information on the dangerous incident and give behavioral advice. KATWARN warnings are a supplement – not a substitute – for the general information given by public authorities like police or firefighting forces and the media.