Siren testing at McGuire Nuclear Station on Jan. 9
Hearing a siren does not mean to evacuate. No public action is required during this three-minute test.
The siren sounding is a signal for residents to tune to a radio or TV station in their area that would carry an emergency alerting message. County officials would use these stations to provide information to the public.
By testing the sirens, state and county officials and Duke Energy ensure the sirens are operating properly. This full-cycle siren test is performed once each quarter. County emergency officials are responsible for sounding the sirens.
For more information about the testing, visit the McGuire Nuclear Station testing website.