Quarterly siren test for North Anna Power Station set for November 16

November 16, 2016  //  

RICHMOND – State and local officials will test the early warning siren system around the North Anna Power Station on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 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 an actual emergency occurred 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, February 15, 2017.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 14, 2016

CONTACTS:
pio@vdem.virginia.gov
804-371-7215

Rick Zuercher (Dominion Virginia Power)

804-273-3825
Rick.Zuercher@dom.com

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Virginia Disaster Relief Fund