Korea National Emergency Drill

Around Seoul, one will notice the white flags hanging on the poles in the streets. December 15 is a Special Civil Defense Drill day or 민방위 특별 대피훈련. This will be held for 15 minutes from 2PM to 215. It will be preceded by a long air raid siren. Don’t panic! Just stop what you’re doing and follow instructions. Expect the traffic to stop too.

What: Korea National Emergency Drill (Civil Defense Drill)
When: December 15
Time: 2PM
Who: Citizens and foreigners (everyone in Korea!)

This is a special civil defense drill though. Aside from air raid sirens, fighter jets will also fly and civilians will be asked (or led) to shelters or 대피소.

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