Marieke and her family had to leave their holiday home in the middle of the night.

The reason was a big fire in a nature reserve nearby.

The entire bungalow park was evacuated.

"That was a huge shock. I have never experienced anything like this. Fortunately we received an NL-Alert. It stated what was going on and what we had to do."


This is a fictitious situation in which NL-Alert can be used.

Do you receive an NL-Alert?

Read it right away, take action, and help others.

NL-Alert warns and informs you about emergency situations, for example in the event of a major fire, toxic cloud or terrorist attack.

An NL-Alert states what is going on, what you should do and where you can find more information.

You will receive NL-Alert on your mobile.

You can also see NL-Alert on more and more digital advertising screens and digital travel information screens of train, bus, tram and metro.

Evacuation by wildfire

A wildfire can release a lot of smoke.

This smoke can contain increased concentrations of carbon monoxide, which can be harmful to your health in the long term.

Of course you want to prevent that damage.

Marieke says: "We woke up in the middle of the night to a loud and piercing alarm tone. It was an NL-Alert stating that we had to leave the area. Before we left we had to close the windows and doors of our bungalow, and the ventilation. The concentration of carbon monoxide in the outside air was too high at that time. I thought it was good that the mayor informed us with an NL-Alert. So I immediately knew what we had to do. Fortunately there was a large gym a number of villages away where We were received. Two days later the fire was under control and we were allowed to return to our holiday home at the bungalow park. "

This is how you receive NL-Alert

You will receive NL-Alert on your mobile.

You don't have to do anything for this.

When an NL-Alert arrives on your mobile, you will hear a loud and piercing alarm sound.

That sounds different from a normal message.

Do you see an NL-Alert?

Read it right away, take action, and help others.

For more information, visit nl-alert.nl.

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NL-Alert Marieke