Duke Energy plans to test its outdoor warning sirens around the Catawba Nuclear Station on Wednesday, April 8 at 11:50 a.m. The 89 sirens within 10 miles of the station will sound for three minutes. The public does not need to take any action, as this test is performed in cooperation with emergency officials in Gaston, Mecklenburg, and York counties, who are responsible for sounding the sirens.
Full-volume siren tests are performed on the second Wednesday of each quarter between 10:00 a.m. and noon. The sirens at the Catawba, McGuire, and Oconee nuclear plants are tested for three minutes in January, April, and July. For more information about Duke Energy’s outdoor warning sirens, residents can go to duke-energy.com/NuclearEP.