Please note the following upcoming siren and emergency notification tests in June 2012:
Wednesday, June 13, 11:10 am: Surry Power Station
A steady three-minute tone will be sounded by 68 sirens in Williamsburg, Newport News and the counties of Surry, James City, York and Isle of Wight. Siren tests for Surry Power Station consist of a single three-minute tone. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management, Dominion Virginia Power and the localities where the sirens are located participate in the quarterly tests.
The siren notification signifying an actual emergency at Surry Power Station consists of four separate three-minute activations, each separated by a one-minute silent interval. Total elapsed time for actual emergency notification is 15 minutes. When sirens sound, people should listen to a local radio or TV station that is broadcasting emergency information.
The next test of the Surry siren system will be Sept. 12, 2012.
Wednesday, June 20, 12:15pm: College of William & Mary
The College of William and Mary will test its emergency mass notification and emergency siren system. Members of the local community can also receive emergency messages by following the William & Mary News Facebook and Twitter pages.
For more information about Emergency Preparedness in the City of Williamsburg, visit the City's website.