Duke Energy and county officials to test sirens around Brunswick Nuclear Plant

  • Test scheduled between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10.
  • No public action required

SOUTHPORT, N.C. – The outdoor warning sirens around the Brunswick Nuclear Plant will be tested between 10 and 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10.

The 38 sirens within 10 miles of the Brunswick Nuclear Plant will be tested at low-volume for ten seconds. This test may be performed more than once to make sure each siren works properly. This test is performed quarterly, in coordination with emergency officials in Brunswick and New Hanover counties, who are responsible for sounding the sirens.

Hearing a siren does not mean to evacuate. In an emergency, sirens are sounded as a signal for residents to tune to a local radio or TV station that would carry emergency alert messages. County officials work with these stations to provide information to the public. If sirens are heard and residents are unsure if it is a test or an emergency, they should tune to their local radio or TV station or contact the county emergency management office.

For more information about the outdoor warning sirens, residents can refer to information available on www.duke-energy.com/NuclearEP.

 Duke Energy Progress

Duke Energy Progress owns nuclear, coal, natural gas, renewables and hydroelectric generation. That diverse fuel mix provides about 12,800 megawatts of owned electric capacity to approximately 1.5 million customers in a 32,000-square-mile service area of North Carolina and South Carolina.

Duke Energy Progress is a subsidiary of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK).

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is one of the largest energy holding companies in the U.S., with approximately 29,000 employees and a generating capacity of 49,500 megawatts. The company is transforming its customers’ experience, modernizing its energy grid, generating cleaner energy and expanding its natural gas infrastructure to create a smarter energy future for the people and communities it serves.

The company’s Electric Utilities and Infrastructure unit serves approximately 7.6 million retail electric customers in six states – North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. Its Gas Utilities and Infrastructure unit distributes natural gas to approximately 1.6 million customers in five states – North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio and Kentucky. Its Commercial Renewables unit operates a growing renewable energy portfolio across the U.S.

A Fortune 125 company, Duke Energy was named to Fortune’s 2018 “World’s Most Admired Companies” list and Forbes’ 2018 “America’s Best Employers” list.

More information about the company is available at duke-energy.com. The Duke Energy News Center includes news releases, fact sheets, photos, videos and other materials. Duke Energy’s illumination features stories about people, innovations, community topics and environmental issues. Follow Duke Energy on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.

Curbside Recycling: Every other Tuesday
Beginning April 1, 2019
The new schedule will still be every two weeks for each residence, as it has been in the past, but Schedule “A” will be the West side of Howe St & Rivermist.   Schedule “B” will be the East side of Howe St.  Per Waste Industries, they are mailing post cards to residents to inform them of the change this week and have been putting the stickers on the recycle can for the past month.

Beginning Wednesday, March 20, Howe Street will be closed from St. George Street to W. West Street to facilitate repairs of collapsed infrastructure.  Traffic will be diverted via St. George Street to Lord Street to West West.  The repair is expected to take two (2) nights (through Thursday night).

Spring Cleanup is for residents inside City Limits Only. Must show proof of residency.

Collection Site:  STEVENS PARK, 812 W. 9th Street

Monday, 4/15/19  thru Friday, 4/19/19 from   7:00 A.M. to  7:00 P.M.

ITEMS ACCCEPTED:  Construction Debris, shingles, wood, white goods, metal, appliances, plastic, brown goods, furniture, mattresses,

sheetrock, junk, yard debris.

NOT ACCEPTED:  Electronics, (computers, monitors, TV’s) Hazardous Materials (paint, oil, etc.)

This survey is associated with the PARTF Grant and Taylor Field Development.  Please help the City by taking the time to fill out the survey, available at:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TaylorFieldPark.

There will be a public drop-in on Monday, March 18th at the Southport Community Building for citizens to look at the draft design and ask questions.  The times are 12-2 pm and 4-7 pm.