Sirens Tested Wednesday At Oconee Co. Nuclear Station

Sirens around the Oconee Nuclear Station will be tested Wednesday at approximately 11:50 a.m. and will last for approximately 3 minutes.

The emergency sirens will sound at Catawba, McGuire, and Oconee Nuclear stations.

Additionally, sirens will be tested near the following Hydro Stations: Bridgewater, Bryson, Mountain Island, Nantahala, Queens Creek, Rhodhiss and Tennessee Creek.

You do not need to evacuate or take any action during this three-minute test.

By testing the sirens, state and county officials and Duke Energy ensure the sirens are operating properly. This full-cycle siren test is performed once each quarter. County emergency officials are responsible for sounding the sirens.

In an emergency, the siren sounding is a signal for residents to tune to a radio or TV station in their area that would carry an emergency alerting message.

County officials would use these stations to provide information to the public.

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