Residents in the 10-mile emergency planning zone around Exelon's Limerick Generating Station will hear a full sound siren test at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 2, 2014, as Exelon conducts a test of its emergency siren system.
The full sound test is performed on the first Monday in June and December as part of Exelon's comprehensive Emergency Preparedness program. A shorter, lower pitch test is performed monthly.
Residents may contact the counties at the following numbers if they have concerns:
Berks County (610) 374-4800
Chester County (610) 344-5000
Montgomery County (610) 631-6530
The warning sirens are one of several methods used by county emergency management authorities to provide notification of emergencies. Individual counties may activate the sirens to warn the surrounding community of events such as fires, floods, tornados, hazardous material releases, or nuclear energy plant events. The sirens are not a signal to evacuate. In an actual emergency, residents should tune to one of the county Emergency Alert System radio or television stations for further information.
Residents should refer to the "emergency" section of their telephone books for further information or visit the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency web site, www.pema.state.pa.us.
Limerick Generating Station is located approximately 21 miles northwest of Philadelphia. The plant produces enough carbon-free electricity to power approximately two million homes.