The public alert notification sirens around Harris Nuclear Plant will be tested between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9. The 83 sirens within 10 miles of Harris Nuclear Plant will be tested at full volume for approximately three minutes. The test may be performed more than once to make sure each siren works properly. This test is conducted in cooperation with the State of North Carolina as well as Chatham, Harnett, Lee and Wake counties.
Because this is a test, local broadcasting stations will not interrupt regular programming to broadcast Emergency Alert System (EAS) messages. If there were ever a real emergency at the plant requiring the sirens to be sounded, local radio and television stations would broadcast information and instructions to the public. In the event of severe weather, the siren test will be postponed until a later date.
Duke Energy Progress performs full-volume tests annually. Silent tests are conducted every two weeks and short duration full-volume tests every three months.
Questions about the tests may be directed to county or state emergency management agencies or to Duke Energy at (984) 229.6261.