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Duke Energy Nuclear Siren Test (McGuire) at 11:50am
January 11, 2017 @ 11:50 am - 12:00 pm
An event every 3 months that begins at 11:50 am on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely
Sirens are tested regularly to ensure they are working correctly. The testing is part of normal maintenance and no public action is necessary. Siren tests are scheduled to occur on the second Wednesday of each quarter to minimize inconvenience for plant neighbors. The tests, which last up to three minutes, are conducted to make sure each siren works properly.
Why Sirens? They are used to alert people outdoors of an emergency, county officials will sound sirens located within the 10-mile area Emergency Planning Zones (EPZ) around the McGuire Nuclear station. Sirens will sound repeatedly in an emergency. If you hear a loud, steady sound coming from one of the sirens around the station, tune to a local radio or TV station. These stations will carry an emergency alert information (EAS) message from local officials to give you information and instructions on what to do. Hearing a siren does not mean you should evacuate. It simply means to tune to a local radio or television station for information. If sirens are sounding and you do not see or hear a message on radio or television, contact your county’s emergency management office.
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