Plant Farley Emergency Preparedness

Plant Farley Emergency Preparedness


At Plant Farley, safety is our number one priority. Of all the things we do, we are first and foremost committed to ensuring the safety and health of our plant employees and neighbors.

We have comprehensive emergency plans in place – in partnership with local, state and federal agencies – that prepare for the unexpected and provide layer upon layer of redundant safety features.

Another way we work to keep you safe is by making sure you know exactly how to respond in the unlikely event of a plant emergency.

Please familiarize yourself with Plant Farley’s emergency information to ensure you’re prepared to protect yourself and your family. We encourage you to bookmark this page on your mobile device.

The People Involved in the Emergency Plan

Emergency Information

Emergency Alert Stations

Evactuation Routes and Information

Emergency Checklist

Emergency Planning Zone Map

Use these tools to ensure you know how to react in the event of an emergency. Safety is our first value at Southern Nuclear and your family's safety is our priority.

Who is Involved in the Emergency Plan?

State and local government agencies have plans to protect you if there is an emergency at Plant Farley. Some of the agencies involved are:

Dothan/Houston County (Ala.) Emergency Management Agency

Henry County (Ala.) Emergency Management Agency

Blakely/Early County (Ga.) Emergency Management Agency

Alabama Emergency Management Agency

Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency

Alabama Department of Public Health, Office of Radiation Control

Georgia Department of Natural Resources Alabama and Georgia Governors’ Offices Alabama Power

Southern Nuclear

Any serious emergency would generally develop over time. There would normally be plenty of time for you to be notified and for you to take action.

Emergency Contact Information

For more information about emergency plans, call 334-899-6666 or 1-800-985-6319. A recorded public information line will be activated in the event of an emergency. Please call 205-257-2655 for the latest recorded update.

You may also visit for the latest update. To contact the state or your local emergency management agency, use the contact information provided below.


Alabama Residents:


Houston County, Ala.
Emergency Management Agency 334-794-9720
Sheriff 334-677-4807 or 334-677-4808

Henry County, Ala.
Emergency Management Agency 334-585-6702
Sheriff 334-585-3131

Georgia Residents:

GEMA/HS or 800-879-4362

Early County, GA.
Emergency Management Agency 229-723-3029
Sheriff 229-723-3577

Emergency Alert Stations


WOOF-AM    560    Dothan, Ala.

WOOF-FM    99.7    Dothan, Ala.

WOOF-AM does not normally broadcast at night, but would resume broadcasting within 15 minutes of an emergency.


WTVY-TV Channel 4 Dothan, Ala.

WDHN-TV Channel 18 Dothan, Ala. 

Social Media


False Alarms

A false alarm of the emergency sirens is possible because of lightning or other events. If you hear the emergency sirens and there is NO emergency information on the Emergency Alerting System (EAS) station, then the alarm is probably false.

If this should happen, please contact the local emergency management agency office with any questions.

Evacuation Routes and Information

Emergency exit routes will depend on weather conditions and will be announced on radio and television. There will be no need to rush, so obey posted speed limits.


Reception Center/Shelters for Alabama Residents:

Houston County Farm Center: Go west on U.S. 84 or Alabama Highway 52 to Ross Clark Circle in Dothan. Then go south on Ross Clark Circle to the Houston County Farm Center, located at the intersection of Ross Clark Circle and Cottonwood Road (Alabama Highway 53).

If this center is not available, officials will direct you to the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds on U.S. 231 South near Blackmon Road.


Reception Center/Shelter for Georgia Residents: 

Early County High School gymnasium in Blakely, Ga.: Go east to Highway 39. Then go north to Blakely, or take Highway 62 into Blakely.

While you’re away from home, local officers will patrol the area to protect property. Officials will decide when you can go home to check on pets and animals and to pick up other items.

When the emergency has ended, public officials will tell you through the news media when it is safe to go home.

Emergency Checklist

Be prepared to rapidly respond to a plant event by completing this simple evacuation checklist.

Click the image to download a PDF ready for you to fill out.




Emergency Information Calendar

Our annual plant calendars provide the comprehensive information you need to respond safely and quickly. In coordination with our local emergency management agencies, we ensure you have all of the information you need in one handy location.  



If you reside within the 10-mile emergency planning zone of one of our nuclear facilities, please visit your respective site to learn about information sources, checklists, emergency routes and reception centers.

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