The Calvert County Department of Public Safety, Emergency Management Division, will conduct a full-cycle test of the alert and notification sirens throughout Calvert, St. Mary’s and Dorchester counties on Monday, July 6, 2015, at noon.
The full-cycle test includes a three-minute activation of all sirens within the 10-mile area around Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant. All citizens are asked to remember the scheduled testing and relay the information to friends, family and neighbors.
The testing is conducted to check siren operation and increase public awareness of the alert and notification siren system. If the sirens sound at any other time, residents should tune to one of the local radio stations listed below for information and instructions.
Emergency Alert System stations include:
WPTX 1690 AM Lexington Park WYRX 97.7 FM Lexington Park WTOP 103.5 FM Frederick, D.C.
WKIK 1560 AM La Plata WKIK 102.9 FM California WPRS 104.1 FM La Plata
WSMD 98.3 FM Mechanicsville WNNT 100.9 FM Warsaw WGOP 540 AM Pocomoke
WCEM 1240 AM Cambridge WCEM 106.3 FM Cambridge WCEI 96.7 FM Easton
WRAR 105.5 FM Tappahannock WEMD 1460 AM Easton
Residents are also encouraged to sign up for Calvert County ALERT to receive timely information about various emergency and non-emergency situations in the county. Calvert County ALERT messages can be sent by a variety of methods – cell phone, landline, email, text messaging, fax, pager and more. Sign up for Calvert County ALERT online at www.co.cal.md.us and click on the Emergency Alerts button. Those without Internet can contact the Calvert County Division of Emergency Management at 410-535-1600, ext. 2638, to sign up or for additional emergency preparedness information.