The Fermi 2 nuclear power plant siren system covers a 10-mile radius around the Frenchtown Township plant. The sirens are tested at 10 a.m. the last Wednesday of each month. If you hear the three-minute long siren blast at another time, it could be signaling either an emergency at the Fermi plant, a tornado or other weather emergencies.
If you hear the sirens:
Go Indoors and close all windows. Go to the basement if possible.
Turn off all ventilation systems, such as air conditioning and furnace.
If you must go outside, cover your mouth.
Listen to and follow the official directions and information.
If necessary, call a special rumor-control number that is active only during an emergency. That number is 243-8600, 243-8601, 243-8602, 243-6907, or 243-6769.
Tune the radio or TV to the emergency alert system. EAS can be found at: WJR-AM 760, WWJ-AM 950, WDFN-AM 1130, WCSX-FM 94.7, WTWR-FM 98.3, WJBK-TV 2, WDIV-TV 4, WXYZ-TV 7, WXON-TV 20, WKBD-TV 50, WTVS-TV 56, WWJ-TV 62.
Source: Detroit Edison
Experts say that what happens within the first half-hour of a disaster can determine whether a person lives or dies. These tips can help in the event of any tragedy, from a house fire to a terrorist attack.
Stay Calm so you think. Panic kills
Assess the threat and determine how you can protect yourself.
Think about your health and safety and forget about property.
Help and warn others only if you can do so without putting yourself in danger.
Call 911. Hope that help arrives quickly, but be prepared if it does not.
Adapt as the situation changes.
When help arrives, follow directions of firefighters and police.