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How will I be notified of a problem? Oconee

There are several ways you could be notified of a problem at Oconee 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. 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.