SOUTHPORT, N.C. – The outdoor warning sirens around the Brunswick Nuclear Plant will be tested Wednesday, Oct. 11, between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
The 38 sirens within 10 miles of the Brunswick Nuclear Plant will be tested at full-volume for ten seconds. This test may be performed more than once to make sure each siren works properly. This test is performed quarterly, in coordination with emergency officials in Brunswick and New Hanover counties, who are responsible for sounding the sirens.
Hearing a siren does not mean to evacuate. In an emergency, sirens are sounded as According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, "The N.C. Ferry System’s Southport-Fort Fisher route will be suspending service from Thursday, Oct. 5 through Monday, Oct. 9, in order to replace the pylon clusters at the Fort Fisher Terminal. The pylons act as nautical “fenders” as ferries arrive and depart and are a critical safety feature of the terminal. The route will resume its regular schedule on Tuesday, Oct. 10." Motorists can still reach the Southport area by taking the exit on US 74 in Leland to Hwy 133 and then to Hwy 87. Another route is to take the Hwy 17 exit in Leland and then to Hwy 87 to Southport.
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