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.