WASHINGTON, D.C. — (RealEstateRama) — Consumers Energy announced the emergency public warning sirens and speaker systems near its Tippy and Hodenpyl hydroelectric generating plants on the Manistee River will be tested on Thursday, August 25 at approximately 10 a.m.
Sirens are located near Tippy Dam, High Bridge US Forest Service boat launch, Hodenpyl Dam, and Red Bridge US Forest Service boat launch.
The test will include a voice message, a 30-second siren and a second voice message. The public does not need to take any action during the tests. The siren systems are tested each August and December.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requires hydroelectric facilities to be able to quickly notify residents and visitors of any developing emergency at the plants.
In an emergency, the sirens would be used only if the threat of a dam failure is imminent at one of the facilities. At that time, anyone on or near the river should evacuate at once to high ground. Additional information would be provided on local radio and television stations.
Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest utility, is the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), providing natural gas and electricity to 6.7 million of the state’s 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties
Media Contacts: Terry DeDoes, 517-374-2159 or Brian Wheeler 517-788-2394
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