Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The sound of War

It was a little bit scary to hear the “War sirens” today at 11am.
Today the entire country had a country wide war drill. Citizens had to go to shelters for 10 minutes after the sounding of the alarm.
It was not scary to actually hear the sirens because I (and the entire country) knew about the drill, it’s just scary to think that you actually need to have such thing.
Drivers were advised not to stop therefore I heard the sirens from my car while I was driving through Hod Hasharon. The kids and Liora did have to go into a shelter. Batya even asked us today where our shelter room was.
It’s funny but apparently some businesses even planned for it, we tried to get to a pharmacy early morning and it was closed with a message saying “closed until after the drill”.
It’s good to know that we are prepared and as safe as we can, however it would be better if we didn’t have to worry about that at all.

1 comment:

AdinaLex said...

Stay Safe... Please!

It is definitely a different way of life, but you'll get used to it.

I remember all of my grandparents and aunts and uncles telling us about running to shelters and putting on gas masks and sealed rooms during the Persian Gulf War. It didn't scare me so much then either - I know that sounds callous, like i don't care, but I do - it is just a fact of life in Israel, so there is no need for me to get freaked out about it. It is serious, but then life goes on.

I hope you and Lior and the kids only have drills, and that it is never the "real thing".


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