Emergency sirens to sound Tuesday, SCE&G running tests

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SCE&G, a subsidiary of Dominion Energy, will be conducting two siren warning system tests Tuesday, at two separate Midlands locations.

The first siren will be activated at noon along the Lower Saluda River as part of the Lake Murray Dam emergency action plan.  The sirens will be sounding for a full three minutes. Then at approximately 1 p.m., the next round of 109 sirens will sound within a 10-mile radius of V.C. Summer Nuclear Station in Fairfield County.

As part of its regular testing program, SCE&G sounds its sirens in Fairfield, Newberry, Richland and Lexington counties each year for three minutes on the second Tuesday of January each year. In the unlikely event of a potential failure of the Lake Murray Dam and backup dam, the sirens would sound with no prior notice, and would alert area residents to tune to an Emergency Alert System.

More information can be found at sceg.com/nulearprep

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