Duke Energy and county officials to test sirens around Brunswick Nuclear Plant

Duke Energy and county officials to test sirens around Brunswick Nuclear Plant

By / Local News / Thursday, 02 April 2015 04:00

Ten-second test scheduled for Wednesday, April 15, between 10 a.m. and 11a.m.

SOUTHPORT, N.C. – The public alert notification sirens around the Brunswick Nuclear
Plant will be tested Wednesday, Apr. 15, between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
The 38 sirens within 10 miles of the Brunswick Nuclear Plant will be tested at lowvolume
for ten seconds. This test may be performed more than once to make sure each
siren works properly. This test is performed quarterly, in cooperation 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 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
information available on www.duke-energy.com.
Duke Energy Progress owns nuclear, coal-fired, natural gas and hydroelectric
generation. That diverse fuel mix provides about 12,000 megawatts of owned electric
capacity to approximately 1.5 million customers in a 32,000-square-mile service area of
North Carolina and South Carolina.
Duke Energy is the largest electric power holding company in the United States with
approximately $121 billion in total assets. Its regulated utility operations serve
approximately 7.3 million electric customers located in six states in the Southeast and
Midwest. Its commercial power and international energy business segments own and
operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including
a growing portfolio of renewable energy assets in the United States.
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 250 company traded on the
New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the
company is available at www.duke-energy.com

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