Duke Energy and county officials to test sirens around Brunswick Nuclear Plant

  • Full-volume, 3-minute test scheduled between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 11
  • No public action required

SOUTHPORT, N.C. – The outdoor warning sirens around the Brunswick Nuclear Plant will be tested between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 11.

The 38 sirens within 10 miles of the Brunswick Nuclear Plant will sound at full-volume for three minutes. 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.

Because this is a test, local broadcasting stations will not interrupt regular programming to broadcastEmergency Alert System (EAS) messages. If there was ever a real emergency at the plant requiring thesirens 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 at duke-energy.com/NuclearEP.