Duke Energy to test sirens around McGuire Nuclear Station

HUNTERSVILLE – Sirens located around McGuire Nuclear Station will be tested between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Nov. 7, to test an upgrade to the siren system.

This test is in addition to the normal siren tests listed in the 2012 McGuire Emergency Planning Calendar.

All of the sirens within a 10-mile radius of McGuire Nuclear Station, located in the counties of Mecklenburg, Gaston, Lincoln, Iredell and Catawba counties, will sound for approximately one minute, and the test may occur more than once.

No public action is necessary. This test is being conducted in cooperation with the State of North Carolina and county emergency management agencies.

Because this is a test, local broadcasting stations will not interrupt regular programming to broadcast an Emergency Alert System (EAS) message. If this was a real emergency, local radio and television stations would broadcast information and instructions to the public. In the event of severe weather, the siren test will be postponed until a later date and residents will receive notification of the new date.

For questions related to this siren test, please call McGuire Nuclear Station at 800-777-0003, select option 1. Questions about the tests may also be directed to county emergency management agencies.

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