Nuke Siren Test
Posted in the Charlotte Forum
#1 Dec 10, 2013
In case someone else new moves to Mt. Holly and hears what sounds like an air raid siren. If you think they might be sirens for a nuclear disaster, you're correct. The last one I heard was a couple of months ago and it was not on a normally scheduled test day. That caused me to be alarmed so I went inside to access the Duke Energy website -- it was suffering technical difficulty and "could not be found". That caused me to put my family on alert and I called the fire department ... who might have found some humor in my reaction and said I will get used those kinds of tests.
I wrote Duke Energy and said they probably should not perform a siren test on days when their website isn't working. Today, they sent me a very nice planning and information book for 2014. If there were an actual emergency, Mt. Holly folks will be welcomed at South Point High, North Gaston High, and Ashbrook High. There is also a contingency plan that says Potassium Iodide should be taken if directed by public health officials and it says the County Health Department will supply those within 10 miles of a reactor for no cost to the requester. I think a few of those pills in my 3-day disaster kit might be a good idea.
#2 Dec 10, 2013
What color is the sky in your world?
#3 Feb 19, 2014
Hi , thank you for that information ! I live close by in the town of Ranlo and I often wondered why I was hearing sirens and if I should be scared! I never heard them in Gastonia but I hear them often in Ranlo.
Since: Jan 14
#4 Apr 19, 2014
There was a thorough article about this topic in the Banner News:
I've got my potassium iodide pills in my disaster kit now.
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