Alabama NewsCenter — Alabama Power to Test Warning Sirens Sept. 30 Near Lay, Mitchell Dams

| September 23, 2021 @ 6:00 pm

By Alabama NewsCenter Staff

Alabama Power will test warning sirens downstream of Lay and Mitchell dams on Thursday, Sept. 30. The sirens will be sounded at or around noon and will be preceded by a voice announcement.

The sirens are in place to warn residents living downstream of the dams in the unlikely event of a structural failure. Residents do not need to take any action when the annual siren test takes place.

“At Alabama Power, safety is our top priority,” said Herbie Johnson, Hydro general manager. “We test our siren systems to make sure they are always ready. It is also one of the many requirements of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which licenses our dams. We take these requirements seriously.”

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