Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Duke Energy, Brunswick Nuclear Plant to test sirens next week

The Brunswick Nuclear Plant at sunrise (Photo by Karen Williams, senior communications consultant, nuclear generation, Duke Energy).

SOUTHPORT — No need to be alarmed July 13 as test sirens ring in Brunswick County. Duke Energy and county officials will perform a 5- to 30-second outdoor warning siren test between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

As part of its regular quarterly testing, the 38 sirens within 10 miles of the Brunswick
Nuclear Plant will sound to ensure they are functioning properly. A press release states it may be necessary to test some sirens more than once.

Testing is performed in cooperation with emergency officials in Brunswick and New Hanover counties, who are responsible for sounding the sirens.

As the sirens are merely tests, local broadcasting stations will not interrupt regular programming. In the event of a real emergency at the plant, local radio and television stations would broadcast information and instructions to the public via Emergency Alert System messages.

More information can be found here.

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