Progress Energy Nuclear Power Plant's Emergency Sirens


There are numerous emergency sirens located throughout Brunswick County, two of which are on Bald Head Island.  When these sirens are fully activated activated you should tune into the local news and/or radio stations for additional information.

These sirens can only be utilized for nuclear emergency situations.

 

There are different types of siren blasts:

Silent Siren Test

Silent siren tests are conducted on a daily basis.  The test does not involve the counties. 

he sirens are tested at an sub0audible frequency, which can only be hear by some dogs and many children under the age of three (3).

 

Growl Test (short burst of siren)

Growl tests are conducted quarterly (second week in January, April, and October).  Variation in test days may occur due to holidays or state/county request.

Sirens are normally activated by the counties during this test.

 

Full Volume Test

Full volume tests are conducted once per calendar year.

Sirens are normally activated by the counties during this test.

Observers are stationed at each siren site.

The 2008 full volume test is scheduled for November 12 at 10:00 a.m.

 

More information on Progress Energy.

 

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