How will I be notified of a problem? Catawba
There are several ways you could be notified of a problem at Catawba Nuclear Station:
- To alert people outdoors, county officials will sound sirens around the station. Sirens will sound repeatedly in an emergency. If you hear a siren, turn on your radio or television immediately. Tune to a local station that will carry an emergency information message. These stations will give you information and tell you what to do. The sirens may be used to warn local residents of any type of emergency, such as a flood or severe storm. HEARING A SIREN DOES NOT MEAN YOU SHOULD EVACUATE.
- To alert people indoors, radio and television stations will carry emergency information messages. Follow the instructions. Stay tuned.
- In an emergency, fire, police and rescue units may also patrol the affected area and sound their sirens, if necessary. Boaters also would be alerted.
Upon hearing a siren or emergency message, we also encourage people living in the 10-mile emergency planning zones to check with their neighbors to ensure they are aware of the situations – especially neighbors who may have special needs.
In case of a problem, you will be provided specific instructions based on your location. Follow the instructions given on the radio or television.