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Posted on: November 10, 2021

Press Release - Surry and North Anna Power Stations Transition to IPAWS

Orange County, VA – Starting on March 1, 2022, residents across the Commonwealth and in Orange County will begin receiving real-time alerts directly on their cellphones. Dominion Energy’s North Anna and Surry Nuclear Power Stations will be switching from the EPZ siren system to the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) in the unlikely event of an emergency at the power stations.   

IPAWS was developed by FEMA, and the notifications will be similar to the ones used during Amber alerts and weather emergencies. IPAWS will allow residents to have access to real-time updates during an emergency.

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