If you live near the Salem-Hope Creek area, no need to flee the scene when you hear emergency alert sirens Tuesday evening.
The Delaware Emergency Management Agency and Delaware State Police will conduct a quarterly test of the Salem-Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Stations alert and notification system on Artificial Island Tuesday. People in Salem and Cumberland counties in New Jersey as well as people across the Delaware River in Delaware.
The sirens will sound for a duration of three to five seconds at some point between 5 and 9 p.m. They will be followed by a test message of the emergency alert system (EAS) on local radio stations.
The sirens being tested are the sirens used to alert the public of an actual emergency. In such cases, the public would be notified to tune into a local EAS station for emergency instructions.