Lake Norman’s McGuire Nuclear Station is about to test their entire siren system at full volume. The test will be conducted tomorrow, October 13th, starting at 11:50am.
There will be a total of 67 sirens within 10 miles of the nuclear station that will go off for exactly three minutes to make sure each siren works properly.
This full-cycle siren test is required once every quarter in cooperation with emergency officials in Mecklenburg, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln and Catawba counties.
*ALERT* This Wednesday (October 13) There will be a full volume siren test for the McGuire Nuclear Station at 11:50am. This is part of the regular, quarterly, siren test program. #SirenTestOnly #NoEmergency #OneTownOneTeam pic.twitter.com/z2QUtdAhCM
— Huntersville Fire (@Huntersville_FD) October 12, 2021
Here is a video clip of the siren that went off a few years ago:
The sirens are meant to be a warning signal to all residents in audible range to tune in to their local TV or radio stations for further information or instruction – the sirens are not meant to be an automatic evacuation alarm.