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Breaking News: Duke Energy and County Officials to Test Sirens

Breaking News: Duke Energy and County Officials to Test Sirens

Breaking News: Duke Energy and County Officials to Test Sirens

CHARLOTTE, NC – Outdoor warning sirens around the Catawba and McGuire nuclear power plants will be tested between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10.

The 89 sirens located within 10 miles of the Catawba Nuclear Power Plant and the 67 sirens located within 10 miles of the McGuire Nuclear Power Plant will sound for five to 30 seconds. To ensure they are working properly, some sirens may need to be tested more than once. The tests are being conducted in cooperation with emergency officials in York, Gaston, Mecklenburg, Iredell, Lincoln and Catawba counties, who are responsible for sounding the sirens.

Because this is a test, local radio stations will not interrupt regular programming to broadcast Emergency Alert System (EAS) messages. If there were ever an actual emergency at the plant that required sirens to be sounded, local radio and television stations would broadcast information and instructions to the public.

For more information on nuclear emergency preparedness and outdoor warning sirens, residents can visit duke-energy.com/NuclearEP.

Duke Carolinas Energy

Duke Energy Carolinas, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, owns 20,700 megawatts of power capacity and delivers electricity to 2.9 million residential, commercial and industrial customers in a 24,000-square-mile service area in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Duke’s energy

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), a Fortune 150 company headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, is one of the largest energy holding companies in the United States. The company’s electric companies serve 8.4 million customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky, and together have 54,800 megawatts of power capacity. Its natural gas companies serve 1.7 million customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio and Kentucky.

Duke Energy is pursuing an ambitious clean energy transition, keeping reliability, affordability and accessibility top of mind as the company works to achieve net-zero methane emissions from its natural gas business by 2030 and net-zero carbon emissions from electricity generation by 2050. The company is investing in major grid improvements and cleaner generation, including expanding energy storage, renewables, natural gas and nuclear power.

More information is available at duke-energy.com and the Duke Energy News Center. Follow Duke Energy on TwitterLinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook, and visit illumination for stories about the people and innovations driving our energy transition.

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