(PR) — On Tuesday, Dec. 5, Farley nuclear plant, in cooperation with state and local emergency management agencies, will conduct the annual test of the emergency notification system located within the plant’s 10-mile emergency planning zone. This annual test ensures area residents can be promptly notified in the unlikely event of a plant emergency.
The test will begin at approximately noon CT. All sirens located within the plant’s 10-mile emergency planning zone will be activated. The test is not a cause for concern and it requires no public action.
When the testing begins, the sirens will activate and sound for about three minutes. The sirens may be heard in Houston and Henry counties in Alabama and Early County in Georgia by residents, schools and businesses.
If this were an actual emergency, the message would advise residents of any precautionary measures required. In an actual emergency, sirens would be a signal for residents to go indoors and tune in to their local Emergency Alert System radio or TV station. County officials would then use these stations to provide instructions to the public. The sirens are not an indication that residents should leave the area.
For more information about Plant Farley’s emergency response plan and instructions for area residents, review the 2017 Plant Farley Emergency Information Calendar online at http://www.southerncompany.com/about-us/our-business/southern-nuclear/pdfs/emergency_info_farley.pdf.