Message for U.S. Citizens: Test of the Emergency Alert Warning siren system

The U.S. Mission to Saudi Arabia wishes to advise American citizens that the Saudi General Directorate of Civil Defense announced on September 11 via social media that on Thursday, September 19 at 1 PM it will conduct a test of the Emergency Alert Warning siren systems in Riyadh, and the greater Riyadh municipalities of al-Diriyah, Al-Kharj, and Ad-Dilam.   More information about the warning sirens can be found on the General Directorate’s English language website at

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