MECKLENBURG COUNTY, NC — Due to a technical issue with the siren system, outdoor warning sirens around the Catawba Nuclear Station, only in Mecklenburg County, will be retested Thursday, Oct. 10, at 11:50 a.m. with a full volume three-minute test.
There is no impact to the public and no need for public actions. This is only a test.
The sirens in Mecklenburg County, within 10 miles of the Catawba Nuclear Station, will sound for three minutes. This test is performed in cooperation with emergency officials in Mecklenburg County, 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 public alert notification sirens, residents can refer to information available HERE.