Surry Safety and Emergency Preparedness Guide

Surry Power Station
Safety and Emergency Preparedness Guide
This information is part of emergency planning efforts developed by Dominion Energy, the
Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Emergency Management, and the counties and cities
near Surry Power Station.
The state and communities located within 10 miles of a nuclear power station have prepared
emergency response plans. These plans provide guidelines to the state and local government
organizations which ensure effective direction and control in a nuclear emergency. The plans
include procedures for warning the public and for taking protective actions, such as sheltering or
evacuation, in the event of a nuclear emergency.
Contact your local Emergency Management Coordinator/Official if you have any questions.
Emergency Notifications
Local radio and TV stations
When sirens sound, find a local radio or TV station that is broadcasting emergency information.
Emergency officials will provide critical instructions in an emergency, such as evacuation orders
or how to safely stay where you are. The event may affect each area differently, so listen
carefully for instruction and guidance specific to your location.
Emergency Contacts
Program emergency numbers into your mobile phone and post by each land-line phone (police,
fire, your physician, etc.). Develop a list of out-of-town relatives or friends and their telephone
numbers. Ask one of them to serve as a primary contact. Family members should contact this
person since it is often easier to call long distance or send a text message after a disaster.
Access and Functional Needs
Individuals who have access and functional needs should contact their local emergency
management office now to learn what evacuation options are available. If you have been
provided with an Emergency Planning calendar from Dominion Energy, use the “Special
Assistance Needed” card located at the back of the calendar to alert emergency responders
about your situation during an emergency. Additional information on disaster preparedness
planning for people with Access and Functional Needs is available at www.Ready/virginia.gov.
Page 1
Pets
Guide dogs and other service animals are the only pets allowed in Evacuation Assembly
Centers. Talk to your veterinarian or local humane society in advance about an emergency plan
for your pets.
Livestock and Crops
You should plan to shelter farm animals in an emergency, and have a relocation plan in the
event that you cannot return to your home. Provide livestock with stored feed and water for at
least three days. Close all windows and doors to livestock shelters where possible. Please
inform EAC personnel if you have left livestock sheltered at your residence. Federal, state and
local officials will check farm animals and crops for contamination. Decontamination of animals
may be necessary for your safety and that of your animals. Contact your local cooperative
extension agent or emergency management office for more details. More information about
disaster planning for pets and livestock is available at FEMA’s website,
www.ready.gov/caring.animals
Schools
In an emergency, officials will advise school administrators and those that have students living
within 10 miles of the station. Listen to local media for updates on school status and whether
your children will take shelter at school or be transported to another location. Contact your
child’s school before an emergency occurs to learn how school officials will notify you of your
child’s status. Under no circumstances will students who live within the 10-mile EPZ be sent
home or released without a parent or guardian.
Sirens / Emergency Alert System (EAS)
In addition to listening for local, up-to-date emergency information on radio and TV stations,
emergency officials have installed early warning sirens throughout the 10-mile area
surrounding the power station. These sirens alert the public in the event of a General
Emergency at Surry Power Station. Dominion Energy tests these sirens on a quarterly basis
and announces the tests through the local media (tests are typically on the second Wednesday
of March, June, September and December).
Actual Emergency
For an actual emergency, the sirens will sound over a period of 15 minutes. The signal will be a
series of four three-minute siren tones with a minute of silence between them. When the siren
sounds, find a local radio or TV station that is broadcasting emergency information and listen for
instructions. Call your neighbors, especially the elderly or those who have difficulty hearing or
seeing. Make sure that they have received the warning and know what to do
.
Page 2
Siren Tests
The test signal for the siren is a three-minute steady tone. The alerting signal for an actual
emergency will be four separate three-minute siren tones with one minute of silence between
each one.
Unscheduled Siren
If you hear a siren that is not a scheduled quarterly test, find a local radio or TV station that is
broadcasting emergency information and listen for instructions or contact your local emergency
management office. Do not call 911.
Note: If siren alerting is not available in your area, local law enforcement officials will use
emergency service vehicles equipped with public address systems to alert residents. Once you
have been alerted, find a local radio or television station that is broadcasting emergency
information and listen for instructions.
In an emergency, officials will also assess the potential impacts for areas beyond the 10-mile
zone and notify those residents of any necessary protective actions.
Stay Where You Are vs. Evacuate
When emergency officials alert you to an emergency, they will give instructions about staying
safely where you are or evacuating.
Monitor and Prepare: If you are ordered to go inside and stay inside, go into the nearest
building and lock all windows and doors. Remain inside until emergency officials tell you it is
safe for you to leave.
• Tune to a local radio or television station for additional information.
If you are ordered to shelter in place, this means to go inside and stay there until emergency
officials tell you it is safe for you to leave. By sheltering in place, you reduce the exposure you
receive from a potential radiological release.
• Use your family emergency plan.
• Tune to a local radio or television station for additional information.
• Stay indoors and close all windows, doors, vents and fireplace dampers.
• Turn off all devices that draw in outside air, such as air conditioners, heat pumps and
fans.
• Locate your disaster supply kit. Make sure you have a three-day supply of water and
food that will not spoil.
• Do not use the telephone unless it is absolutely necessary. Use phone lines for
emergency communication only.
• If you received an Emergency Planning Calendar from Dominion Energy, place the “We
Have Been Notified” card from the calendar in your window or doorway facing the
road. This will tell emergency responders that you are aware of the event and following
instructions. The card should be visible from the roadway at or near your front
entrance.
Page 3
If your Protective Action Zone is ordered to evacuate, leave immediately.
• Use your family emergency plan, including the plan you have made for your pets.
• Call your family contact.
• Review your evacuation route to your designated Evacuation Assembly Center.
• Tune to a local radio or television station for further instructions.
• Plan to be away from home for at least three days.
• Take your disaster supply kit.
Before you leave:
• Turn off or close all devices that draw in outside air (air conditioners, heat pumps, fans,
fireplace dampers).
• Turn off all lights and electrical appliances (except your refrigerator/freezer).
• Close and lock all windows and doors.
• If you have special needs, place the “Special Assistance Needed” card from your
Dominion Emergency Planning calendar in your window or doorway facing the road.
This will tell emergency responders that you cannot evacuate or that you need medical
help. The card should be visible from the roadway at or near your front entrance.
In the car (outdoors):
• Close all windows and air vents in your vehicle.
• Shut off your vehicle air conditioner or heater.
• Follow the directions of law enforcement and traffic control personnel stationed along
the evacuation route to direct you to the nearest EAC.
__________________________________________________________________________
Evacuation Details
Protective Action Zones (PAZ)
Protective Action Zones have been established within 10 miles of the power station to help
notify the public about what they need to do in an emergency. Natural boundaries (rivers, lakes,
tributaries, etc.) or man-made geographic features (roadways or county lines) mark each zone.
Each zone is assigned a number on the map.
• View the Surry protective action zones and Evacuation Assembly Centers map.
Page 4
Please take the time to identify the PAZ where you work or live. If you have any problem
determining which zone you live in, or need additional information, please contact your local
Emergency Management Coordinator/Official. Numbers are also provided below.
Jurisdictions Within 50 Miles
If an accident were to occur at Surry, the area within 50 miles of the station would be assessed
to determine if there has been any impact on the environment. If there is any impact, the public
in the affected area would be notified. If any actions are necessary, the public would be
informed of such actions to be taken.
Evacuation Assembly Centers (EAC)
Evacuation Assembly Centers (EAC) are public shelters that offer food, clothing and
decontamination if necessary. It is important that you report to your EAC if ordered to do so. At
the EAC, officials will monitor you for contamination and perform decontamination procedures if
necessary. A list of EACs, directions and the best routes to leave the area are provided on our
PAZ and EAC document.
An evacuation order might include all or just a portion of the 10-mile zone around the Surry
Power Station. Familiarize yourself with the routes indicated on your map and highlight these
routes if you print a copy. When you drive on these roads, make a mental note that you might
use them in an evacuation, and write down the directions to your EAC.
EAC Locations
Isle of Wight County
• Smithfield Middle School, 14175 Turner Drive, Smithfield, VA 23230
James City County
• Charles City County School Complex, 10039 Courthouse Road, Charles City, VA 23020
• Hampton Coliseum, 1000 Coliseum Drive, Hampton, VA 23666
Surry County
• L.P. Jackson Middle School, 4255 New Design Road, Dendron, VA 23839
York County
• Grafton School Complex, 405 Grafton Drive, Yorktown, VA 23692
Page 5
• Tabb High School, 4431 Big Bethel Road, Yorktown, VA 23693
• Poquoson High School, 51 Odd Road, Poquoson, VA 23662
• New Kent County High School, 7365 Egypt Road, New Kent, VA 23124
City of Newport News
• Warwick High School, 51 Copeland Lane, Newport News, VA 23601
• Hines Middle School, 561 McLawhorne Drive, Newport News, VA 23601
• Gildersleeve Middle School, 1 Minton Drive, Newport News, VA 23606
City of Williamsburg
• New Kent County High School, 7365 Egypt Road, New Kent, VA 23124
Note: In an actual emergency, it is possible that not all Protective Action Zones need to
evacuate. Listen carefully to instructions specific to your area.
Local Radio and Television Stations
When sirens sound, find a local radio or TV station that is broadcasting emergency information.
Emergency officials will provide critical instructions in an emergency, such as evacuation orders
or how to safely stay where you are. The event may affect each area differently, so listen
carefully for instruction and guidance specific to your location.
Emergency Alert System Radio Stations
WRVA 1140 AM Richmond
WRXL 102.1 FM Richmond
WRNL 910 AM Richmond
WRVQ 94.5 FM Richmond
WGH 1310 AM Newport News
WGH 97.3 FM Newport News
WHRV 89.5 FM Norfolk
WHRO 90.3 FM Norfolk
WXGM 99.1 FM Gloucester
WAFX 106.9 FM Eastern Virginia
Page 6
Emergency Alert System TV Stations
WTVR Channel 6 Richmond
WRIC Channel 8 Richmond
WWBT Channel 12 Richmond
WTKR Channel 3 Norfolk
WHRO Channel 15 Norfolk
WVEC Channel 13 Norfolk
WVBT Channel 43 Portsmouth
WAVY Channel 10 Portsmouth
WBNT Channel 27 Portsmouth
Channel 46 York County
Channel 48 Fort Eustis*
*Note: Fort Eustis monitor command Channel 48. For radiological information relating to Surry
Power Station, tune in to one of the local broadcasting stations listed above.
Emergency Management Coordinator/Official
• Isle of Wight County: 757-365-6308, 24-hour number 757-357-2151
• James City County: 757-564-2140, 24-hour number 757-566-0112
• Surry County: 757-294-5205, 24-hour number 757-294-5264
•York County: 757-890-3600, 24-hour number 757-890-3621
• City of Newport News: 757-269-2900, 24-hour number 757-247-2500
• City of Williamsburg: 757-220-6225, 24-hour number 757-890-3621
The Virginia Department of Emergency Management
• Call VDEM at 804-897-6500 or toll free at 866-782-3470.
• Important emergency preparedness information for all hazards is available at
www.ReadyVirginia.gov
• Emergency response information is available at www.vaemergency.gov
• Email: pio@vdem.virginia.gov
211 - Virginia
Call 211 Virginia for information about school closures, Evacuation Assembly Centers, Disaster
Preparedness and other emergency topics.
• Write to: Virginia Department of Emergency Management, 10501 Trade Court, Richmond,
VA 23236-3713
Page 7
More Information
Visit the Surry Power Station Information Center to learn more about nuclear energy firsthand.
To assist us in accommodating you with special requirements or needs, we ask that you contact
us in advance by calling 757-357-5410. For more information about nuclear power station
operations and preparedness, you can also call Dominion Energy toll-free: 800-814-8262.
Send mail to:
Dominion Energy
Nuclear Emergency Preparedness
Innsbrook Technical Center
5000 Dominion Boulevard
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Page 8
Download PDF
Similar pages