A heads up for the central part of Ocean County coming up on Tuesday as the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station will be conducting their semi-annual full-volume test of the emergency warning sirens.

The test of the emergency warning sirens will sound for about three minutes on Tuesday, December 4 at approximately 12:00 pm.

This is one of two semi-annual tests scheduled for June and December each year.

Although Oyster Creek permanently ceased operations on September 17 after 49-years of operation, officials say the siren system will currently stay actively in place in accordance with local, state and federal emergency planning requirements.

The Oyster Creek emergency warning siren system consists of 42 sirens located within a 10-mile radius of the Oyster Creek Generating Station.

The sirens are not a signal to evacuate, but a warning to tune to a local Emergency Alert Broadcast television or radio station.

County emergency management authorities activate the sirens.

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