The Vogtle Electric Generating Plant (Plant Vogtle) will conduct the annual test of its emergency notification system Thursday evening.
All 47 sirens and residents' tone alert radios located within a 10-mile radius of the plant will be activated. Plant Vogtle officials say, the test is no cause for concern and requires no action on the part of the public.
The test will begin sometime between 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sirens will activate and sound for approximately three minutes. A tone alert radio message directing residents to tune to an Emergency Alert System radio or TV station will repeat several times.
Immediately afterward, contractors representing Plant Vogtle will conduct a brief telephone survey of residents in the area. The five-minute survey will evaluate the effectiveness and coverage of the alert notification system.
Sirens are a signal for residents to tune to their local Emergency Alert System radio or TV station. County officials use these stations to provide instructions to the public.
This event is part of a simulated event conducted by Plant Vogtle, in cooperation with the states of Georgia and South Carolina, and Burke County, Allendale County, Aiken County and Barnwell County.
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