The Muddy Run siren will be tested this week in Lancaster County
DRUMORE TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WHTM) — The warning system will be tested at Constellation Energy Generation, LLC, Muddy Run Pumped Storageacility in Lancaster County on Thursday,ebruary 2.
The company stated that during the test, which is scheduled to take place around 10 am, a short tone will sound. The words “This is a test, this is a test” will follow.
The test will last about two minutes and no action is required by the public, or any necessary county or local emergency organization during the test.
The emergency system is designed to warn owners and residents of cottages along the Konwengo Pond Extension of an emergency at Muddy Run. The system consists of six sets of loudspeakers that are mounted atop masts upstream and downstream of the facility.
There are poles installed in Drumore Township, Lancaster County, and the townships of Lower Chanceford and Peach Bottom in York County.
Constellation Energy Generation, LLC installed the system back in 2003, as an additional means of warning the public, specifically owners of country homes along the Susquehanna River.
The Muddy Run emergency preparedness plan requires that the system beep quarterly every year at around 10 a.m.
The authorities in the area are notified of the test prior to each of the soundings. Notices are sent to every town and county along the lower Susquehanna River between the Norman Wood Bridge (Route 372) and the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, as well as to area newspapers.
If there is a true emergency, a tone will sound saying “This is an emergency, please move to higher ground. This is an emergency, please move to higher ground.”