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The Mississippi Radiological Emergency Planning Program maintains state emergency response plans and procedures associated with preparation and response to an incident at the two nuclear plants affecting areas within Mississippi: Grand Gulf Nuclear Station located in Port Gibson and the River Bend Station located in St. Francisville, Louisiana.

If you live in an area that could be affected by an incident at either of the two nuclear facilities, sirens in your area will alert you that an incident has occured.

When the sirens are sounded, the Emergency Alert System will be activated and instructions given on how to respond as to whether or not they should take shelter or evacuate.

  • REMEMBER – hearing a siren or tone alert does not mean evacuate. It simply means turn on your radio and listen for instructions.
  • Stay tuned to your radio, remain calm and follow instructions!
  • Appropriate emergency actions (shelter in place, evacuations) will be taken before there is any danger to the public’s health and safety.
If Ordered to Shelter in Place:
  • Stay tuned to your radio, remain calm and follow instructions!
  • Remain in your home.
  • Close all doors and windows.
  • Turn off all outside sources of air.
  • Close fireplaces.
  • Use phone only during a personal emergency.
  • Stay tuned to local radio station.
If Ordered to Evacuate:
  • Stay tuned to your radio, remain calm and follow instructions!
  • Turn off appliances (except refrigerators and freezers) and faucets.
  • Close all blinds and curtains.
  • Check your home for security.
  • Lock the doors.
  • Tie a white cloth on or near the front door to show that you have left.
  • Check with your neighbors to see if they are able to leave.
  • Place your Public Information Brochure on your dash board so you can be identified by emergencies workers.
Items to Bring if You are Ordered to Evacuated (if needed):
  • Clothing.
  • Medicines.
  • Baby Supplies.
  • Blankets.
  • Pillows.
  • Sanitary supplies.
  • Portable Radio.
  • Flashlight.
  • First aid kit.
  • Batteries.