Outdoor warning sirens around Brunswick Nuclear Plant being tested over next two weeks

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CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Beginning Tuesday, the outdoor warning sirens around the Brunswick Nuclear Plant will be tested over a two-week period as part of ongoing maintenance and upgrades.

During this time, technicians will test each of the 38 sirens within 10 miles of the plant multiple times.

While testing, sirens will sound briefly, approximately five to 30 seconds. Siren testing will occur Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Testing is performed in cooperation with emergency officials in Brunswick and New Hanover counties, who are responsible for sounding the sirens.

Because this is 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 outdoor warning sirens, residents can refer to information available here.

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