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Siren tests scheduled for Wednesday

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Sirens located around both Catawba Nuclear Station and McGuire Nuclear Station will be tested Wednesday, January 9, at approximately 11:50 a.m.

No public action is required during these three-minute tests. By testing the sirens, state and county officials and Duke Energy ensure the sirens are operating properly.

This siren test is performed once each quarter. County emergency officials are responsible for sounding the sirens.

Hearing a siren does not mean to evacuate. It is a signal for residents to tune to a radio or TV station in their area that would carry an emergency alert message. County officials would use these stations to provide information to the public.

Catawba Nuclear Station, located in York, S.C., is owned jointly by North Carolina Municipal Power Agency Number 1, North Carolina Electric Membership Corp., Piedmont Municipal Power Agency and Duke Energy.

McGuire Nuclear Station, located in Huntersville, N.C., is owned by Duke Energy.

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