The public warning sirens that you normally hear in Oak Ridge around noon on the first Wednesday of each month will not be tested today (Wednesday, July 4).
The siren is not being tested today in the areas around the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Reservation because of the Independence Day Holiday.
“However, if an actual emergency were to take place during the Independence Day holiday (July 4), the sirens will be sounded,” a press release said.
The DOE Public Warning Siren Systems are normally tested between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., on the first Wednesday of each month. The sirens are intended to provide immediate notification of an emergency to people who are within an approximate two-mile radius of DOE’s Oak Ridge Reservation.
“When citizens hear the sirens, they should go inside, close all windows and ventilation systems, and listen to their radio or television for public health and safety-related information,” the press release said.
More information is available by calling the DOE Public Affairs Office at (865) 576-0885.