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5/29/2013 - State of the Art Siren System to be Tested for Oyster Creek

State-of-the-Art Siren System to be Tested for Oyster Creek

Full Volume Three Minute Siren Soundings
are planned to be conducted on the following dates and times:

Thursday, May 23rd at 9:30 am
Thursday, May 23rd at 2:30 pm
** Wednesday, May 29th 

** On Wednesday, May 29th multiple full volume three minute soundings will begin at 9:00 am and occur every 1 hour for up to 4 soundings  throughout the day.  In the event of inclement weather, these tests will occur Thursday, May 30th at the same times.

This testing is being performed in accordance with FEMA requirements for new siren systems.  Exelon has installed a new state-of-the-art siren system within Oyster Creek's 10 mile Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ).  The 42 new outdoor warning sirens incorporate a battery powered backup system and an upgraded communication system that enable full functionality in the event of an electrical power outage. 

Residents with siren concerns should contact the Ocean County Office of Emergency Management at 1-732-341-3451.  

The warning sirens are one of several methods used by county emergency management agencies to provide notification of emergencies.  Individual counties may activate the sirens to warn the surrounding community of any emergency condition. 

The sirens are not a signal to evacuate.  Please note that the sirens are an outdoor warning system but may be heard inside.  In an actual emergency, residents should tune to the Emergency Alert System radio or television stations for further information.