SOUTHPORT, N.C. (WECT) – Residents around Southport can expect to hear some noise during the Brunswick Nuclear Plant siren tests between April 26 and 29.
The sirens will be tested individually for either 20 seconds or 3 minutes at various times from April 26 to 29 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Per a Duke Energy release, “To ensure they are functioning properly, it may be necessary to test some sirens more than once. Testing is performed in cooperation with emergency officials in Brunswick and New Hanover counties, who are responsible for sounding the sirens.”
According to the releases, this testing is necessary to close out a recent upgrade project on the sirens.
Members of the public can confirm the siren is not a real emergency by checking TV or radio. In the event of a real emergency, television and local radio stations broadcast information and instructions for the public.
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