February 19, 2008
St. Lucie nuclear power plant sirens will sound February 20 during annual emergency preparedness exercise

Juno Beach, Fla. – Florida Power & Light Company, St. Lucie County Department of Public Safety and Martin County Division of Emergency Management will conduct the annual emergency preparedness exercise for St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant tomorrow (Wednesday, Feb.20).  

As part of the exercise, the 90 outdoor warning sirens within the 10-mile St. Lucie plant emergency planning area will sound for one minute in the morning.  Before and after the sirens sound, a message will be broadcast on the sirens’ public-address system stating, “This is only a test.”  

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.  

A summary of the emergency preparedness exercise will be provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency during a public meeting at 11:30 a.m. Friday, February 22.  The meeting location is the FPL Emergency Operations Facility at 9001 W. Midway Road, just west of the I-95 intersection.   

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 over $15 billion and a growing presence in 27 states, FPL Group is widely recognized as one of the country’s premier power companies. Florida Power & Light Company serves 4.5 million customer accounts in Florida. FPL Energy, LLC, FPL Group’s competitive energy 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