Lake Norman’s Nuclear Power Plant About To Test Its Sirens


Lake Norman’s McGuire Nuclear Station is about to test their entire siren system next week on Wednesday, April 12, at approximately 11:50 a.m. in the morning.

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.

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.