Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Code Red on "Radio South" - 101.5 FM

The Homefront Command's code red siren, alerting impending rocket fire, will now sound on "Radio South" Station 101.5 beginning this afternoon, Wednesday, March 5, 2008. The station will broadcast its regular programing, but in the event of an impending rocket attack, a code red siren will sound warning residents of southern towns.

The Homefront Command continues its mission to protect the south:

Sirens blared thoughout the day in Ashkelon and neighboring towns. 90 percent of Ashkelon's shelters have been repaired and reopened for the city's residents by Homefront Command teams and municipal workers. After examination, the teams confirmed that the shelters were suitable for the current crises. The Homefront Command made sure to review the proper prodedures for entering apartmental protected areas when the warning sirens sound with the residents of Ashkelon, Sderot and the towns surrounding the Gaza Strip.

If there is not a shelter nearbly, residents should find the closest protected area, keeping clear of windows and outer walls in order to avoid shrapnel injury.

A week ago, due to the barrage of rockets on Ashkelon, the Homefront Command began distributing information to the residents of Ashkelon, Sderot and communities surrounding the Gaza Strip. Schools are scheduled to recommence tommorow.

Commander of the Homefront Command's Southern District, Colonel David Simchi, said,"The Homefront Command incoordination with the municipalities are doing all that is possible to preserve normalacy for the lives of the residents of southern towns."

Source: IDF Spox