The McGuire Nuclear Station will be holding a full-volume siren test today, Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 11:50AM. The test will last three minutes and is conducted to ensure the sirens are working properly.
The sirens in the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) around the McGuire Nuclear Station serve as an outdoor warning system in the event of an emergency. If an emergency at the plant required the sirens to be sounded, sirens would sound repeatedly. If you hear a loud, steady sound coming from one of the sirens around the plant, tune to a local radio or TV station for more information.
Hearing a siren does not mean you should evacuate. Local radio and television stations would be the primary means of providing information and instructions to the public.
If you have any questions or would like additional information, please call Duke Energy at 1-800-777-0003.