Plant Vogtle Emergency Preparedness

Plant Vogtle Emergency Preparedness

 
 

At Plant Vogtle, 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 Vogtle’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 accident at Plant Vogtle. Some of the agencies involved are:

Aiken County, S.C., Emergency Management Agency

Allendale County, S.C., Emergency Management Agency

Barnwell County, S.C., Emergency Management Agency

Burke County Emergency Management Agency

Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency

South Carolina Emergency Management Division

South Carolina Department of Health and
Environmental Control 

Georgia Department of Natural Resources 

Georgia and South Carolina Governors’ Offices

Georgia 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 706-554-2127. A recorded public information line will be activated in the event of an emergency. Please call 1-888-847-1186 for the latest recorded update. You may also visit www.georgiapower.com for the latest update.

To contact the state or your local emergency management agency, use the contact information provided below.

Emergency Numbers

GEORGIA EMHSA
gema.ga.gov800-TRY-GEMA or 800-879-4362


SOUTH CAROLINA EMA
scemd.org803-737-8500


AIKEN COUNTY, S.C.
aikencountysc.gov
Emergency Management Agency 803-642-1623
Sheriff 803-642-1761


ALLENDALE COUNTY, S.C.
allendalecounty.com
Emergency Management Agency 803-584-4081
Sheriff 803-584-8151


BARNWELL COUNTY, S.C.
www.barnwellcountysc.us
Emergency Management Agency 803-259-7013
Sheriff 803-541-1078


BURKE COUNTY, GA.
burkecounty-ga.gov
Emergency Management Agency 706-554-6651
Sheriff 706-554-2133

Emergency Alert Stations

Radio

WKXC-FM 99.5 Aiken, S.C. 

WDOG-FM 93.5 Allendale, S.C.

WDOG-AM 1460 Allendale, S.C.

WPCH-AM 1380 North Augusta, S.C.

WBBQ-FM 104.3 North Augusta, S.C.

WLUB-FM 105.7 North Augusta, S.C.

WBAW-FM 99.1 Barnwell, S.C. 

WGAC-AM 580 Augusta, Ga.

WYFA-FM 107.1 Waynesboro, Ga.


Television

WJBF-TV Channel  6 Augusta, Ga.

WRDW-TV Channel 12 Augusta, Ga.

WAGT-TV Channel 26 Augusta, Ga.

WFXG-TV Channel 54 Augusta, Ga. 


Social Media

facebook.com/GeorgiaPower

@GeorgiaPower 


False Alarms

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

If this happens, please contact the local Emergency Management Agency office with any questions.

Evacuation Routes and Information

Evacuation Route 1

  • Ben Hatcher Road to Shell Bluff Spur to Georgia Highway 80 to Georgia Highway 56 to Burke Veterans Parkway/US-25 S to GA 24 N to Southside Dr. to Burke County High School

Evacuation Route 2

  • Hancock Landing Road to Botsford Church Road to Seven Oaks Road to Cates Mead Road to Highway 56 to Burke Veterans Parkway/US-25 S to GA 24 N to Southside Dr. to Burke County High School

Evacuation Route 3 

  • Ebenezer Church Road to Highway 23 to Thompson Bridge Road to Georgia Highway 24 to Southside Dr. to Burke County High School

Evacuation Route 4 

  • Brigham’s Landing Road to Georgia Highway 23 to Tom Bargeron Road to  Georgia Highway 24 to Southside Dr. to Burke County High School
  • Royal Road to Stoney Bluff Road to Georgia Highway 23 to Tom Bargeron Road to Georgia Highway 24 to Southside Dr. to Burke County High School

Evacuation Route 5 

(Zone G-10, Cowden Plantation)

  • West on County Road 5 to County Road 63 north to County Road 57 west to U.S. Highway 278 north to South Carolina Highway 302 north to South Aiken High School

Evacuation Route 6 

  • South on South Carolina Highway 125 to U.S. Highway 278 to Allendale-Fairfax High School

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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Plant Hatch

Plant Vogtle

 

 

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