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Surry Power Station to Test Emergency Alert Siren on Sept. 8

The Surry Nuclear Power Station has created a hot spot in the James River, both literally and figuratively. (WYDaily/Courtesy Dominion Energy)
The Surry Nuclear Power Station will conduct a test of its Emergency Alert System on Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 11:10 a.m. A(WYDaily/Courtesy Dominion Energy)

SURRY — The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) and Dominion Energy will test the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and the early warning siren system at Surry Power Station on Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 11:10 a.m.

The early warning siren system will sound one tone for three-minutes inside of a 10-mile radius of the power station. Sirens will be heard in Williamsburg, Newport News, Surry, James City County, York County and Isle of Wight.

The EAS test is made available through participating radio and television broadcasters, cable systems, satellite radio and television providers, and wireline video providers, and is scheduled to last approximately one minute.

During an emergency when sirens sound, residents should listen to local and state officials and local media outlets that broadcast emergency information for updates and instructions. Emergency guides are mailed to surrounding households and additional information about the siren system, emergency notifications, and safety planning can be found on Dominion Energy’s website.

Siren and EAS tests take place near the Surry Power Station on a quarterly basis on the second Wednesday of March, June, September, and December 2021.

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