Flood warning notification sirens are scheduled to be tested on Thursday.
The Metropolitan District Commission's sirens at the Goodwin Dam Hydroelectric Powerhouse in West Hartland near Grange Hall in the Riverton section of Barkhamsted will undergo the test.
It's scheduled for 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. and will be heard in the communities of West Hartland, Riverton and a portion of Barkhamsted.
The sirens will be prefaced with a voice message that explains the following:
"The following warning tones are a test of the Goodwin Dam to Riverton Evacuation Siren System. In the event of an emergency situation at the Goodwin Dam, the following alarm tone would be sounded. This is only a test. This is only a test.”
The MDC said several soundings may be necessary to fully complete the test. It should last no longer than 5 min.
It will finish with the following message:
"This announcement concludes the testing of the Goodwin Dam to Riverton Evacuation Siren System. This was only a test. This was only a test.”
The MDC said it regrets any inconvenience its test may cause for residents in the affected towns.
It said the tests are required by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for all hydroelectric power facilities.
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