THE FIRST 2020 TEST OF THE EMERGENCY SIRENS
The New Year will be just a few days old before officials conduct a routine test of the outdoor warning sirens within a 10-mile radius of the Oconee Nuclear plant. The test is scheduled for 11:50 Wednesday morning, January 8 and last three minutes. The tests are conducted by emergency officials in Oconee and Pickens counties. This announcement from Duke Energy differs slightly from what’s in the 2019-20 Oconee Nuclear Station Emergency Preparedness booklets sent to residents within the 10 miles. Because of siren upgrades in 2020, sirens will not sound for 5 to 30 seconds during the months of January, April, and July–as indicated in those booklets. For more information about the outdoor sirens, you can refer to duke-energy.com/NuclearEP.