The Outdoor Warning Sirens around the Catawba Nuclear Station will be ~tested~ on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at approximately 11:50am.
The 89 sirens within 10 miles of the Catawba Nuclear Station will be tested for three-minutes to make sure each siren is working 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, the outdoor warning sirens are sounded as a signal for residents to go inside 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.