Don’t be alarmed: Oconee Nuclear siren tests coming up

Oconee Co. Nuclear Station

SENECA, S.C. – The 65 sirens within 10 miles of Oconee Nuclear Station will be tested as part of new software installations, according to Duke Energy.

Sirens are expected to sound for three minutes only, but may be sounded several times as testing progresses. Testing is expected to begin at 11:50 a.m.

TEST DATES

Wednesday, Aug. 17 OCONEE CO. SIRENS

Wednesday, Aug. 24 PICKENS CO. SIRENS

Hearing a siren does not mean to evacuate in an emergency, according to Duke.

They say the sirens are sounded as a signal for residents to tune to a local radio or TV station that would carry an emergency alerting message.

For more information about the public alert notification sirens, you can refer to the information available on Duke Energy’s emergency preparedness page.

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