Plant Vogtle to conduct emergency siren test | News
BURKE COUNTY, GA (WFXG)- The Vogtle Electric Generating Plant will conduct the annual
test of its emergency notification system tonight.
The test will begin sometime between 7 and 7:30 p.m. Sirens
will activate and sound for approximately three minutes. A tone alert radio message directing residents
to tune to an Emergency Alert System radio or TV station will repeat several
All 47 sirens and residents' tone alert radios located
within a 10-mile radius of the plant will be activated. The test is no cause for concern and requires
no action on the part of the public.
Immediately afterward, contractors representing Plant Vogtle
will conduct a brief telephone survey of residents in the area. The five-minute survey will evaluate the
effectiveness and coverage of the alert notification system.
Sirens are a signal for residents to tune to their local
Emergency Alert System radio or TV station.
County officials use these stations to provide instructions to the
This event is part of a simulated event conducted by Plant
Vogtle, in cooperation with the states of Georgia and South Carolina, and
Burke, Allendale, Aiken and Barnwell counties.
Georgia Power is the largest subsidiary of Southern Company,
one of the nation's largest generators of electricity. The company is an
investor-owned, tax-paying utility with rates below the national average. Georgia
Power serves 2.4 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties.
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