Outdoor Warning Siren Test around Catawba Nuclear Station scheduled for Wednesday, October 17, 2018
*Three-minute test scheduled for Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at approximately 11:50 a.m.
*No public action required.
The outdoor warning sirens around the Catawba Nuclear Station will be tested on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at approximately 11:50 a.m.
This is the reschedule date due to inclement weather from Hurricane Michael.
The 89 sirens within 10 miles of the Catawba Nuclear Station will be tested for three-minutes to make sure each siren works properly. This full-cycle siren test is performed once each quarter.
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.
This is only a test, no public action required.