February 13, 2006
St. Lucie siren testing to occur during exercise
JUNO BEACH, Fla. -- Florida Power & Light Company, St. Lucie County Department of Public Safety and Martin County Division of Emergency Management will conduct quarterly testing of the outdoor warning sirens for the St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant between 10 a.m. and noon on Wednesday, February 15.
The quarterly siren test is scheduled to coincide with the annual emergency preparedness exercise for St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant. Residents should be aware that there is no problem occurring at the plant, and the siren sounding is part of the exercise.
The test will involve a one-minute sounding of all 90 sirens within the 10-mile St. Lucie emergency planning zone. Before and after the sirens sound, a message will be broadcast on the sirens' public-address system stating, "This is only a test."
FPL and St. Lucie and Martin counties regularly test the siren system to improve public awareness of its function and ensure its operability. In the unlikely event of an actual emergency at St. Lucie Plant, the sirens would sound for at least a five-minute period. This would be followed by official instructions or information on local radio and television.
Florida Power & Light Company is the principal subsidiary of FPL Group, Inc. (NYSE: FPL), nationally known as a high quality, efficient and customer-driven organization focused on energy-related products and services. With annual revenues of more than $10 billion and a growing presence in 26 states, FPL Group is widely recognized as one of the country's premier power companies. Florida Power & Light Company serves 4.3 million customer accounts in Florida. FPL Energy, LLC, FPL Group's wholesale electricity generating subsidiary, is a leader in producing electricity from clean and renewable fuels. Additional information is available on the Internet at www.FPL.com, www.FPLGroup.com and www.FPLEnergy.com.