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Posted on: January 2, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Outdoor Warning Siren Quarterly Test


The outdoor warning sirens around the Catawba Nuclear Station will be tested on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at approximately 11:50 a.m. No public action is required.

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 in cooperation with emergency officials in York, Gaston and Mecklenburg 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. 

Again, this is only a test, no public action is required.

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