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It’s only a test, but sirens will sound Oct. 9

The outdoor warning sirens around the McGuire Nuclear Station will be tested at 11:50 am Wednesday, Oct. 9. The 67 sirens within 10 miles of the McGuire Nuclear Station will sound for three minutes. The test 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 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.

For more information about the public alert notification sirens, residents can refer to information available at duke-energy.com/NuclearEP.