Gallery: Estonia installs first public emergency shelter indicators in Tallinn

The plaques are orange, function a blue triangle and the phrase “Avalik varjumiskoht” (public shelter). They are the primary such indicators put in in Estonia.

The indicators have been held on Tallinn’s Vabaduse väljak (Freedom Square) and direct residents to the underground parking zone beneath.

Minister of Defense Kalle Laanet (Reform), Mayor of Tallinn Mihhail Kõlvart (Center) and Director General of the Rescue Board Kuno Tammearu gave a press convention within the parking zone on Monday afternoon and a plaque was then put in on the entrance.

Over the subsequent yr, indicators shall be put in in main cities throughout Estonia, equivalent to Tartu, Pärnu and Narva, the Rescue Board stated in an announcement.

The authorities requested the company to map locations that could possibly be used as shelters after Russia launched its full-scale struggle on Ukraine in February.

While a number of Ukrainian cities have subways that may double as secure locations to cover underground, Estonia has none and so areas have to be recognized and signposted.

A community of warning alarms may also be arrange throughout the nation over the subsequent 12 months.

The authorities has stated the scenario in Estonia is secure.

“Ole valmis!” (Be ready!)

The NKK’s “Be Prepared!” app is on the market for Android and iOS and contains data in Estonian, English and Russian. Source: Naiskodukaitse

Women’s voluntary protection group Naiskodukaitse has developed a free app that shares tips about how one can behave in doubtlessly harmful conditions.

These embrace what to do within the occasion of an influence outage; if you’re misplaced within the woods or how one can present first assist. You can even discover details about fireplace and water security, pure disasters, disruption of significant providers, cyber safety and totally different safety threats.

The app features a listing of dwelling and evacuation provides with what it is best to have the ability to cope independently for per week. You can take a look at your provide stage and name totally different helpful numbers immediately from the app.

It could be downloaded from the Google Play and Apple App Store.

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