10501 Trade Court
Richmond, Virginia 23226
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug. 11, 2015
CONTACT: Dawn Eischen
(804) 897-6510 or (804) 674-2400
Quarterly siren test for North Anna Power Station set for Aug. 19
RICHMOND, Va. – State and local officials will test the early warning siren system around the North Anna Power Station Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, at approximately 11:10 a.m. A steady three-minute tone will be sounded by 68 sirens in Caroline, Hanover, Louisa, Orange and Spotsylvania counties. The sirens are located within a 10-mile radius of the plant.
Siren tests take place quarterly on the third Wednesday of February, May, August and November. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management, Dominion Virginia Power and the localities where the sirens are located participate in the quarterly tests.
If there were an actual emergency at North Anna Power Station, residents would hear four separate three-minute activations, each separated by a one-minute silent interval. Total elapsed time for actual emergency notification is 15 minutes. When sirens sound, people should listen to a local radio or TV station that is broadcasting emergency information for instructions.
Additional information about the siren system and emergency notification can be found in the annual North Anna Power Station emergency information calendar mailed to households in localities noted above.
The next test of the North Anna siren system will be Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015.
Be ready. Be willing to help.
Virginia Disaster Relief Fund
How is the money distributed?
Fund proceeds will be distributed to local long-term recovery groups, members of the Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster and other non-profit and faith-based organizations as a grant.
Many of these groups work directly with individuals and families following a disaster.
How else can I donate?
The Virginia Disaster Relief Fund benefits projects that include: repair or rebuilding of underinsured dwellings, transportation assistance, replacing essential household items, helping renters establish new rental residence, temporary living expenses while recovering from loss, and more.
How can I donate?
If you want to help, send checks made payable to the Treasurer of Virginia with “Virginia Disaster Relief Fund” noted in the memo line to:
P.O. Box 1971
Richmond, VA 23218-1971