Receive WEA alert for emergency at North Anna Power Station in Virginia.
In Louisa County, Virginia, Dominion Energy has partnered with the Commonwealth of Virginia to replace alert sirens with Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs) beginning on February 1. This alert system is in place to provide information about an emergency at the North Anna Power Station, which powers 450,000 homes and accounts for 17% of Virginia’s electricity, as well as instructions on how to stay safe. The WEAs are identical in nature to AMBER and severe weather WEAs, and are sent through FEMA’s IPAWS system.
The North Anna Power Station is a nuclear plant with two reactors that went on-line in 1978 and 1980 respectively. Together, the reactors generate 1.79 gigawatts of power. Dominion Energy has provided a FAQ guide on their website to help people learn more about the transition from sirens to WEAs.
In the event of an emergency at the North Anna Power Station, the WEAs will be sent to cell phones in the area to provide information about the emergency and instructions on how to stay safe. This is an important safety measure to ensure people in the area are well informed and can take the necessary steps to protect themselves.
Dominion Energy’s partnership with the Commonwealth of Virginia to implement WEAs is an important step in ensuring the safety of the people in Louisa County. It is an effective way to provide people with the information they need in the event of an emergency at the North Anna Power Station. The WEAs will be sent out in a timely manner to ensure people in the area are aware of the emergency and can take the necessary steps to stay safe.