HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. – Sirens located around McGuire Nuclear Station will be tested at approximately 11:50 a.m. April 10.

No public action is required during this three-minute test.

By testing the sirens, state and county officials and Duke Energy ensure the sirens are operating properly.

This full-cycle siren test is performed once each quarter. County emergency officials are responsible for sounding the sirens.

Hearing a siren does not mean to evacuate. The siren sounding is a signal for residents to tune to a radio or TV station in their area that would carry an emergency alerting message.

County officials would use these stations to provide information to the public.

Duke Energy Carolinas owns nuclear, coal-fired, natural gas and hydroelectric generation.

That diverse fuel mix provides approximately 20,000 megawatts of owned electric capacity to approximately 2.4 million customers in a 24,000-square-mile service area of North Carolina and South Carolina.