JUNO BEACH, Fla. -- Florida Power & Light Company, St. Lucie County Department of Public Safety and Martin County Division of Emergency Management have changed the date to conduct quarterly testing of the outdoor warning sirens for the St. Lucie nuclear power plant to noon Thursday (3/8).
The test will involve a one-minute sounding of all 90 sirens within the 10-mile St. Lucie plant 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. Official instructions or information would follow on local radio and television.
The 1,132-acre St. Lucie site consists of two nuclear units located on Hutchinson Island on A1A between Stuart and Ft. Pierce. The plant generates about 1,700 megawatts of electricity – enough power to supply the needs of more than 500,000 homes.
For more information on St. Lucie’s emergency plan, please visit the following web site: http://www.FPL.com/environment/nuclear/emergency_preparedness.shtml.
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 $16 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 4.4 million customer accounts in Florida. FPL Energy, Inc., FPL Group's energy-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.