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Which incidents will you be warned about?

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Photo: Johnér

Emergency alerts will be used to notify the public about serious or emergency incidents that can be a threat to life and health.

In the first phase, the Emergency Alert System will be used for national warnings, when large areas of Norway’s population must be warned quickly.

Examples of incidents:

  • Extreme weather over large areas of the country
  • Radioactive emissions
  • Mass terrorist attacks against several locations
  • Attacks on Norway/threat of war

If an incident should occur and an emergency alert is sent out, you can also receive updates if the situation changes and when the danger is over.

The system must also be tested occasionally. In such case, you can receive a test notification on your mobile telephone. This type of notification will be clearly marked that it is only a test. The authorities will inform about planned tests in advance. Dates of planned emergency warning tests are also available at: www.emergencyalert.no

In time the Emergency Alert System can also be used in the event of serious local and regional incidents.


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