Santee Cooper Testing Sirens March 21

Santee Cooper Testing Sirens March 21

Santee Cooper Testing Sirens March 21

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. –– Santee Cooper will conduct a test of its 15 warning sirens for the Santee Dam flood plain in Berkeley, Clarendon and Williamsburg counties at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 21. As part of the test, Santee Cooper will set off each siren in test mode, which includes about a one-minute siren followed by a prerecorded message and a live announcement concluding the exercise.

Employees will be collecting information on the wail time, message clarity, completeness and volume for both the prerecorded and live announcements. The tests are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. and last a few minutes.

Santee Cooper typically conducts these siren tests twice a year to verify the emergency system is functioning properly. Construction of the 8-mile Santee Dam was completed in 1942 as part of the Santee Cooper Hydroelectric and Navigation Project.

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