Emergency drill to be held at Edwardsport Power Plant

    Emergency personnel in Daviess and Knox Counties will be involved in an emergency response exercise tomorrow at the Duke Energy power plant at Edwardsport.

Plant and county emergency responders will test the station’s emergency response plans and communications with the emergency management agencies in both counties.

If you live or travel near the plant, you will hear sirens and see emergency vehicles at or near the plant during the exercise scheduled to get underway at 3:30 tomorrow afternoon.

The exercise will also include a test of the local CodeRED emergency phone notification system which reaches residents and businesses by telephone, cell phone, text messages, email and social media with time sensitive general and emergency notifications.  Daviess and Knox County residents enrolled in the the data base should receive a test notification during the exercise.

This is a good time to sign up for the free warning system.

Knox County residents can sign up here… http://www.knoxcounty.in.gov/departments/public-safety/emergency-management

Daviess County residents can sign up here….http://www.daviess.org/topic/index.php?topicid=86&structureid=19

         You can download the app to your phone via Google Play or Iphone App Store.

One of the scenarios the plant prepares for involves chevmical release where residents would be asked to “shelter on place.” That means you select a small, interior room with nor or few windows and stay there until your notified It’s safe to leave.