Palo Verde Nuclear Power Plant to Test Emergency Sirens in Case of "Unlikely Event"
This is only a drill. Repeat . . .
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Forty-eight emergency sirens located within 10 miles of the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating station are expected to sound off today as part of an annual federal requirement. They'll perform a practice blast at noon and at 12:30 p.m., authorities say.
Don't concern yourself with the horror those horns represent: The Department of Emergency Management says a real emergency is an "unlikely event."
The sirens are intended to get your attention in a real emergency and spur you to turn on your TV or radio. These days, that means look at your phone, which we assume may also give you an alert.