The public alert notification sirens around the McGuire Nuclear Station will be tested Wednesday, April 12, at about 11:50 a.m. The 67 sirens within 10 miles of the McGuire Nuclear Station will be tested for three minutes to make sure each siren works properly. This full-cycle siren test is performed once each quarter in cooperation with emergency officials.
Duke Energy says hearing a siren does not mean to evacuate. In an emergency, sirens are sounded as a signal for residents to tune to a local radio or TV station that would carry an emergency alerting message. County officials use these stations to provide information to the public. If sirens are heard and residents are unsure if it is a test or an emergency, they should tune to their local radio or TV station. For more information about the public alert notification sirens, residents can refer to the information available on Duke Energy’s emergency preparedness page: https://www.duke-energy.com/safety-and-preparedness/nuclear-safety