NOTICE: State of Virginia to Retest Sirens at North Anna Power Station
The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) has authorized a retest of the 68 sirens surrounding the North Anna Power Station, after a technical issue on a siren server prevented them from sounding for the required period during a scheduled mid-August quarterly test. This retest will be performed at 11:10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016.
Dominion Virginia Power owns and maintains the North Anna emergency siren system, VDEM and the Louisa and Spotsylvania county local emergency response jurisdictions are authorized to sound the sirens and test them once a quarter under a published schedule determined by VDEM.
The purpose of the quarterly siren tests is to ensure that the siren system works, and also to identify problems that would prevent the system from working properly. By conducting the test, the company was able to identify a problem and correct it quickly. The company wants to ensure that the sirens will fulfill their function to protect the public health and safety in the unlikely event of an emergency at the station.
The September 1 siren test will be different from those conducted in the past as it will involve two separate but back-to-back soundings. During the August 17 test, a back-up server was always available and would have sounded the sirens, if necessary. The company wants to complete the test it started on August 17 using the backup server first, and then test the repairs that were made to the primary server.
For those that were unable to join us this morning for the Business Breakfast we are making available the State of the County of Louisa for 2016 Presentation in PDF format. VIEW PRESENTATION.
Louisa County lies in the heart of Virginia, equal distance between historic Charlottesville, home of Thomas Jefferson, Fredericksburg, where many Civil War battles were fought, and Richmond, our lovely capital city. We are just a few miles from the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains, where skiing, snowboarding, and outdoor sports can be enjoyed, and only a few hours away from many east coast beaches.
Beautiful Lake Anna which encompasses 13,000 acres and provides opportunities for boating, water sports, and some of the best bass fishing in the state of Virginia.
Bluegrass music is alive and well in the summer in Louisa, with Bluegrass Festivals in the town of Mineral and Christopher Run Campground, on the lake. The Industrial Development Park boasts one of the few smaller airports in the state able to accommodate corporate jets.
The Chamber of Commerce is comprised of a diverse group of people representing agriculture, business, culture, education, manufacturing, tourism, and civic and government organizations, all working together to promote economic growth while preserving the historical nature and the rural beauty of the county, making Louisa County a great place to live, work and play.