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​This is only a test!

Oct. 8. ​The outdoor warning sirens around McGuire Nuclear Station will be tested between 11 am and 1 pm on Wednesday, Oct. 14. There are no less than 67 sirens within 10 miles of the McGuire Nuclear Station—​and they ​will sound for three minutes​, s​ome sirens more than once. Testing is performed in cooperation with emergency officials in Mecklenburg, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln and Catawba counties, who are responsible for sounding the sirens.

Because ​it’s just ​a test, local broadcasting stations will not interrupt regular programming to broadcast Emergency Alert System (EAS) messages. If there were ever a real emergency at the plant requiring the sirens to be sounded, local radio and television stations would broadcast information and instructions to the public.

​More info: www.duke-energy.com/NuclearEP .