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ALERTING SIREN TO BE OFFLINE TEMPORARILY

Delaware Emergency Management Agency | Date Posted: Monday, August 29, 2016



(Smyrna) – A siren used to alert the public in the unlikely event of a serious problem at the Salem/Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Station in Salem, New Jersey will be offline for 24 hours sometime during the week of September 5th.  The temporary condition will occur while electric service feeds are relocated as part of the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) U.S. 301 project.

The affected siren is located at U.S. Route 13 and Hyett’s Corner Road, south of St. George’s.

There will be no other impacts to alerting and warning systems that would be used by emergency management officials in the event of a problem at the power plant.  There are a total of 37 warning sirens within the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) in Delaware, and all others will be operational during the period.  The siren locations overlap each other in terms of where they are audible.  As a result, residents and businesses in the affected area will still be covered under normal conditions.

Additionally, standard notification procedures utilizing the Delaware Emergency Notification System (DENS), and Route Alerting will supplement remaining sirens if needed.

Once the electric service feeds have been relocated, the siren will again become operational.

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ALERTING SIREN TO BE OFFLINE TEMPORARILY

Delaware Emergency Management Agency | Date Posted: Monday, August 29, 2016



(Smyrna) – A siren used to alert the public in the unlikely event of a serious problem at the Salem/Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Station in Salem, New Jersey will be offline for 24 hours sometime during the week of September 5th.  The temporary condition will occur while electric service feeds are relocated as part of the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) U.S. 301 project.

The affected siren is located at U.S. Route 13 and Hyett’s Corner Road, south of St. George’s.

There will be no other impacts to alerting and warning systems that would be used by emergency management officials in the event of a problem at the power plant.  There are a total of 37 warning sirens within the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) in Delaware, and all others will be operational during the period.  The siren locations overlap each other in terms of where they are audible.  As a result, residents and businesses in the affected area will still be covered under normal conditions.

Additionally, standard notification procedures utilizing the Delaware Emergency Notification System (DENS), and Route Alerting will supplement remaining sirens if needed.

Once the electric service feeds have been relocated, the siren will again become operational.

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