La Plata to test early warning sirens Saturday, May 4, 2019

News Release, Town of La Plata

La Plata, MD- The Town of La Plata will test early warning devices/sirens on May 4, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Testing is done twice per year in early May and early December.  The testing lasts about a half hour.  The tests consist of both siren alerts and audible notifications.  The tests are conducted in conjunction with the Charles County 911 Communications Center, which controls and operates the system for the Town.The devices are installed at the following locations: 

  • On Charles Street in front of the Charles County Courthouse
  • On Curley Hall Road at the Town’s Wastewater Treatment Plant (near Quailwood Subdivision)
  • In Clarks Run Subdivision
  • In King’s Grant Subdivision
  • On Shining Willow Way next to the La Plata Volunteer Fire Department

Emergency Management Officials remind you that in the event of a real emergency to stay tuned to local radio stations for more information, to have emergency supplies on hand – including a radio which can be operated during a power outage, and to know where the safe haven is in your home.  It is everyone’s responsibility to plan for an emergency.

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