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Don’t be alarmed if you hear sirens Wednesday morning.
State and local officials will check the early-warning siren system around Surry Power Station on Dec. 14 at roughly 11:10 a.m., according to a release from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management.
The test will consist of a three-minute tone by 71 sirens located in Williamsburg, Newport News and James City, York, Surry and Isle of Wight counties.
Each of the sirens is within a 10-mile radius of the plant.
The Nuclear Regulatory System requires the testing. It happens four times a year, on the second Wednesdays of March, June, September and December. VDEM and Dominion Virginia Power participate in the exercise, along with local officials.
During an actual emergency, four three-minute alarms would sound, separated by one minute of silence.
For more information, check the yearly emergency-information calendar from Surry Power Station that is sent to area residents, or go here.
There won’t be another Surry Power siren test until Mar. 8, 2017.