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Annual Test of the Emergency Siren System

St. Mary's County Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management, and Constellation Energy will conduct the annual 3-minute test of the emergency response sirens at 12:00 p.m., Monday, November 7, 2005. Seventeen of those sirens are in St. Mary's County.

On Monday, November 7, at noon, a 3-minute sounding of all 72 sirens will take place. This test is part of the routine testing performed on the sirens. The annual full-cycle test occurs at noon on the first Monday in November.

Anyone who hears a full 3-minute siren at any time other than the scheduled full cycle test should tune in to a local Emergency Alert System radio station for emergency instructions. Those stations are: 1560 AM, 102.9 FM, 97.7 FM, 1690 AM, 98.3 FM, 104.1 FM, 1460 AM, 96.7 FM, 1240 AM, 106.3 FM.

For additional information, contact the St. Mary's County Department of Public Safety at 301-475-4200 extension 2110.

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