Various warning systems are used in our country, which send notifications to citizens in case of any disaster. One of these systems was the system developed by the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency, allowing citizens to send messages to their mobile phones in an emergency. But today, this system of AFAD caused panic in Kırklareli .
Citizens were shocked by a message sent to their mobile phones by AFAD. The message reads “ Radioactive fallout hazard . Enter the bunker immediately. Do not leave the shelter until you get the news that the danger has passed .” statements were included. However, it was learned with a later statement why this message was actually sent.
The message received was as follows:
Kırklareli Governor’s Office announced after this event that the siren system established by AFAD as of 23 November 2021 Siren, live announcement, SMS and mobile notification systems are being checked within the scope of test studies. Regarding the message sent to the citizens today, “ The announcement made by AFAD was sent inadvertently and the aforementioned studies are for practical purposes . ” expressions were used.
Some test messages were on the agenda in America before. A few months ago, iPhone users woke up with ‘ Stay at home America ‘ warnings coming to their phones in the morning saadollar. But these messages seemed more like an error than a test. Vodafone America apologized for the disruption.