Residents within a 10-mile radius of Limerick Generating Station will hear a loud siren tone at 2 p.m. on Monday, December 3, 2012, as Exelon conducts a semi-annual test of its emergency siren system.
The siren tests are performed on the first Monday in June and December as part of Exelon’s comprehensive Emergency Preparedness program. A shorter, lower pitch test is performed monthly. Exelon recently upgraded all 165 sirens around Limerick with new, state of the art sirens, complete with battery backup.
The sirens are one of several methods used by county emergency management authorities to notify residents of emergencies or weather-related events such as fires, floods or severe storms. The sirens are not a signal to evacuate. In an actual emergency, residents should tune to one of the county Emergency Alert System radio or television stations for further information.
Residents should refer to the “emergency” section of their telephone books for further information or visit the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency web site, www.pema.state.pa.us. Residents may also contact the county emergency management offices listed below for more information.
Berks County (610) 374-4800
Chester County (610) 344-5000
Montgomery County (610) 631-6530
Limerick Generating Station is located approximately 21 miles northwest of Philadelphia. The plant produces enough carbon-free electricity to power approximately two million homes.