Quarterly Test of Nuclear Emergency Sirens Set for Monday Noon

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (Dec. 30, 2009) – The Calvert County Department of Public Safety, Emergency Management Division, will conduct a full-cycle test of the alert and notification sirens throughout southern Calvert and St. Mary’s counties on Monday, Jan. 4, at 12 p.m. The siren test will consist of a three-minute activation.

County officials say the testing is conducted to enhance siren operation and increase public awareness of the alert and notification siren system. The system is required in case of a nuclear emergency at the nearby Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant in Lusby.

If the sirens sound at any other time, residents are advised to tune to one of the local radio stations listed below for information and instructions:

-- WPTX 920 AM Lexington Park
-- WKIK 102.9 FM Mechanicsville
-- WAAI 100.9 FM Cambridge
-- WMDM 97.7 FM Lexington Park
-- WCEM 1240 AM Cambridge
-- WCMD 1560 AM La Plata
-- WCEM 106.3 FM Cambridge
-- WXTR 104.1 FM La Plata
-- WCEI 1460 AM Easton
-- WSMD 98.3 FM Mechanicsville
-- WCEI 96.7 FM Easton

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