CONWAY, SC (WMBF) Those living in the area of the J. Reuben Long Detention Center will hear an emergency warning siren four different times Friday and Saturday.
The Horry County Sheriff's Office is conducting a training operation to ensure the staff knows how to respond appropriately to all types of emergencies at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center.
To aid in these efforts, the Detention Center has purchased an emergency warning siren system to alert residents located within the immediate vicinity of the center should an emergency situation arise, such as an escape.
In a real emergency, each warning siren would last three minutes and is designed to produce an audible alert approximately 1.5 miles outward from the Detention Center.
The unit will primarily be heard outdoors; however, many individuals may be able to hear the siren inside their homes. Weather conditions can also affect the distance that the siren noise travels.
The four 15-second tests will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. and at 6:00 p.m., and again on Saturday, at 11:00 a.m. and at 6:00 p.m.
After theses initial tests, the Detention Center will conduct a monthly, 15-second test of the emergency warning siren system the first Saturday morning of every month beginning at 11:00 a.m.