While sirens are sounding and rockets falling in Israel, the Home Front Command asks that you know the “warning” region where you are.
Israeli media outlets are broadcasting a place name and number (אזור התרעה / ezor hatra’ah) when sirens are being sounded due to incoming rocket fire. The Home Front Command (פיקוד העורף / Pikud HaOref) recommends that all residents and visitors in Israel familiarize themselves with which area they are in and how much time they have to seek shelter.
Why do I need to know my warning region?
You should always be able to hear a siren. However, if you are relying on Israeli TV as part of your warning system, a region name and code will flash across the screen. For example, if a siren goes off in Modiin, שפלה 181 will appear on the screen, not מודיעין.
How do I find my warning region?
There are two ways to find your area:
- Type in the name of your location in Hebrew or in English on the Home Front Command’s website.
- The list for each area is below. You may search for your area using the search function in your browser (usually by pressing the CTRL and F keys).
More articles to keep you informed in these trying times include:
- What to Do During a Siren
- The Complete Guide to Israeli Media – stay informed using streaming TV, radio, and online media
- Closest public shelter smartphone app for southern residents
- Do not post the location of fallen rockets!