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Emergency Preparedness Information

Emergency Preparedness Information

At Plant Vogtle, safety is our number one priority. Of all the things we do, we are first and foremost committed to ensuring the safety and health of our plant employees and neighbors.

We have comprehensive emergency plans in place – in partnership with local, state and federal agencies – that prepare for the unexpected and provide layer upon layer of redundant safety features.

Another way we work to keep you safe is by making sure you know exactly how to respond in the unlikely event of a plant emergency.

Please familiarize yourself with Plant Vogtle’s emergency information to ensure you’re prepared to protect yourself and your family. We encourage you to bookmark this page on your mobile device.

Use these tools to ensure you know how to react in the event of an emergency. Safety is our first value at Southern Nuclear and your family's safety is our priority.

CodeRED Emergency Notification System

The CodeRED Emergency Notification System may be utilized to contact residents by phone in the event of an emergency. It is also available as an app on your smart phone. For additional information, visit OnSolve's CodeRed.


If you reside within the 10-mile emergency planning zone of one of our nuclear facilities, please visit your respective site to learn about information sources, checklists, emergency routes and reception centers.

Plant Farley

Plant Hatch

Plant Vogtle

Emergency Information Calendar

Our annual plant calendars provide the comprehensive information you need to respond safely and quickly. In coordination with our local emergency management agencies, we ensure you have all of the information you need in one handy location.

Download the calendar by clicking the image or link below.

FAQs

Who is Involved in the Emergency Plan?

State and local government agencies have plans to protect you if there is an emergency at Plant Vogtle. Some of the agencies involved are:

Aiken County, South Carolina, Emergency Management Agency

Allendale County, South Carolina, Emergency Management Agency

Barnwell County, South Carolina, Emergency Management Agency

Burke County Emergency Management Agency

Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency

South Carolina Emergency Management Division

South Carolina Department of Health and
Environmental Control 

Georgia Department of Natural Resources 

Georgia and South Carolina Governors’ Offices

Georgia Power

Southern Nuclear

Any serious emergency would generally develop over time. There would normally be plenty of time for you to be notified and take action.

Emergency Contact Information

During an emergency at Plant Vogtle, a recorded public information line will be activated. Please call 888-847-1186GeorgiaPower.com will be updated with the latest information about the emergency. To report rumors during an emergency, residents are asked to call 888-823-0406.  

State and county 24-hour contact numbers:

Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency
800-879-4362 or 800-TRY-GEMA

Burke County Sheriff
706-554-2133

South Carolina Emergency Management Division
803-737-8500

Aiken County Sheriff or Aiken County Help Line
803-642-1761 or 877-648-9900 or 2-1-1

Allendale County Sheriff
E-911 or 803-584-8151

Barnwell County Sheriff
803-541-1078

For more information about the Plant Vogtle Emergency Plan, call 706-554-2127. For questions about state and local emergency plans contact:

Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency
gema.georgia.gov  •   800-879-4362 or 800-TRY-GEMA

Burke County Emergency Management Agency
burkecounty-ga.gov  •  706-554-6651

South Carolina Emergency Management Division
scemd.org  •  803-737-8500

Aiken County Emergency Management Agency
aikencountysc.gov  •  803-642-1623

Allendale County Emergency Management Agency
allendalecounty.com  •  803-584-4081

Barnwell County Emergency Management Agency
barnwellcountysc.us  •  803-259-7013

Emergency Alert Stations

Radio

WKXC-FM 99.5 Aiken, South Carolina

WDOG-FM 93.5 Allendale, South Carolina

WBBQ-FM 104.3 North Augusta, South Carolina

WLUB-FM 105.7 North Augusta, South Carolina

WEKL-FM 102.3 North Augusta, South Carolina

WGAC-AM 580 Augusta, Georgia

WYFA-FM 107.1 Waynesboro, Georgia

 

Television

WJBF-TV Channel  6 Augusta, Georgia

WRDW-TV Channel 12 Augusta, Georgia

WAGT-TV Channel 26 Augusta, Georgia

WFXG-TV Channel 54 Augusta, Georgia

 

Social Media

Facebook: http://facebook.com/georgiapower
Twitter: @georgiapower
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/georgiapower

 

 

False Alarms

A false alarm of the emergency sirens is possible because of lightning or other events. If you hear the emergency sirens and you hear NO emergency information on an emergency alert station, then the alarm is probably false. 

If this happens, please contact the local emergency management agency office with any questions (phone numbers on page 1).

Evacuation Routes and Information

Evacuation Route 1

  • Ben Hatcher Road to Shell Bluff Spur to Georgia Highway 80 to Georgia Highway 56 to Burke Veterans Parkway/US-25 S to GA 24 N to Southside Dr. to Burke County High School

Evacuation Route 2

  • Hancock Landing Road to Botsford Church Road to Seven Oaks Road to Cates Mead Road to Highway 56 to Burke Veterans Parkway/US-25 S to GA 24 N to Southside Dr. to Burke County High School

Evacuation Route 3

  • Ebenezer Church Road to Highway 23 to Thompson Bridge Road to Georgia Highway 24 to Southside Dr. to Burke County High School

Evacuation Route 4

  • Brigham’s Landing Road to Georgia Highway 23 to Tom Bargeron Road to  Georgia Highway 24 to Southside Dr. to Burke County High School
  • Royal Road to Stoney Bluff Road to Georgia Highway 23 to Tom Bargeron Road to Georgia Highway 24 to Southside Dr. to Burke County High School

Evacuation Route 5
(Zone G-10, Cowden Plantation)

  • West on County Road 5 to County Road 63 north to County Road 57 west to U.S. Highway 278 north to South Carolina Highway 302 north to South Aiken High School

Evacuation Route 6 

  • South on South Carolina Highway 125 to U.S. Highway 278 to Allendale-Fairfax High School

Emergency Checklist

Be prepared to rapidly respond to a plant event by completing this simple evacuation checklist.

Click the image to download a PDF ready for you to fill out.

 

 

 

Emergency Planning Zone Map