CHARLOTTE, N.C. — If you hear sirens going off on Wednesday in the Charlotte area, don’t be alarmed.
Duke Energy will be testing outdoor warning sirens around all of its nuclear plants on Oct. 11, including the McGuire Nuclear Station in Huntersville and the Catawba Nuclear Station in York County.
The quarterly tests are part of routine maintenance that Duke Energy conducts to ensure all of its equipment is working properly. All testing is expected to be completed by 1 p.m.
The organization outlines ways you can determine whether not a siren you hear is a test or an emergency: