SCE&G to test V.C. Summer nuclear plant sirens today
Residents within a 10-mile radius of the facility, based in Fairfield County, South Carolina, near Jenkinsville, should note that this is a test and that they should not be alarmed by the longer test.
Three-minute tests are conducted annually, and shorter tests are scheduled every three months.
SCE&G said that in the event of an actual emergency at the plant, sirens would go off without warning, which should prompt area residents to tune into the Emergency Alert System over the radio or TV to receive further instructions in regard to preparedness and evacuation.
On SCE&G's website, it has the 2014 Emergency Instructions Fact Sheet for downloading. The fact sheet lists partner agencies that would be involved if an emergency were to take place at the facility. It also lists locations where schoolchildren would be taken if nearby schools were evacuated.
The list includes proper protocols, including which items residents should take with them if an evacuation order were issued, as well as how to deal with pets.