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                         This information is for the people who live or                             How will I be notified if there is an emergency?
                         work in the cities of San Clemente, San Juan
                         Capistrano, Dana Point and unincorporated
                                                                                                    You will be notified of an emergency by the Community Alert
                                                                                                    Siren System or roving public address systems. The sirens are a
                         areas of South Orange County within 10 miles
                         of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station
                                                                                                    signal for you to turn your radio or television to a local
                                                                                                    Emergency Alert System (EAS) station for important information         T
                         (SONGS). The area within 10 miles of SONGS                                 from local officials. Please do not call 911 if you hear the sirens.
                         is known as the Emergency Planning Zone
                         (EPZ).                                                                     The following radio stations will broadcast emergency information:
                         San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), local, county                                       KWVE FM 107.9
                                                                                                                              Santa Ana
                         and state governments have detailed plans for your safety in the
                         unlikely event of an emergency at SONGS. The information
                         provided below will familiarize you with emergency plans and any                                    KOGO AM 600
                         actions you may need to take in the event of an emergency.                                           San Diego

                         What is an emergency?
                                                                                                    An annual siren test is conducted each fall and you will receive
                                                                                                    notification in the mail. No action on your part is required during
                         An emergency can be a problem, or a potential problem, at                  the test.
                         SONGS. Federal guidelines classify emergency conditions into
                         four levels depending on the situation. They are:
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                         1. Unusual Event                                                           AlertOC is a mass notification system designed to keep Orange
                            Events are in process or have occurred which indicate potential
                            degradation in the level of safety of the plant. No release of
                                                                                                    County residents and businesses informed of emergencies and
                                                                                                    certain community events. By registering with AlertOC,
                            radioactive material requiring offsite response or monitoring is
                            expected unless further degradation occurs.
                                                                                                    time-sensitive voice messages from the County or City in which
                                                                                                    you live or work may be sent to your home, cell or business            I
                                                                                                    phone. Text messages may also be sent to cell phones, e-mail
                         2. Alert
                            Events are in process or have occurred which involve an actual
                                                                                                    accounts and hearing impaired receiving devices. This system
                                                                                                    supplements, does not replace, other communication methods
                            or potential substandard degradation in the level of safety of the      used by emergency responders. During an emergency, County
                            plant. Any releases of radioactive material from the plant are
                            expected to be limited to a small fraction of Environmental
                                                                                                    or city call-in emergency information lines will still be available.
                                                                                                    Television, radio and county/city web sites will continue to
                            Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines.                                     broadcast important announcements as well.
                         3. Site Area Emergency                                                     Since there are many instances when the public may not be at
                            Events are in process or have occurred that result in actual or         home to receive an emergency message, public safety officials
                            likely major failures of plant functions needed for protection of the   feel it is critical that all residents and businesses provide
                            public. Any releases of radioactive material are not expected to        additional contact channels by registering voluntary cell phone
                            exceed EPA guidelines, except near the site boundary.                   numbers, e-mail addresses and text numbers through the
                                                                                                    AlertOC web portal. For more information and to self-register, go
                         4. General Emergency                                                       to
                            Events involve actual or imminent substantial core damage or
                            melting of reactor fuel with the potential for loss of containment
                            integrity. Radioactive releases during a General Emergency
                            can reasonably be expected to exceed the EPA guidelines for
                            more than the immediate site area.
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      What is the difference between sheltering and                         What should I do if I need special assistance?
S     evacuation?
                                                                            You may need special help if you have a physical or mental
      You may be asked to take sheltering precautions by staying            disability, a medical condition preventing mobility, are elderly or
T     indoors, closing all vents, windows and doors, turning off air
      conditioners and closing fireplace dampers.
                                                                            need life support systems. You can get assistance by
                                                                            registering with Orange County. Call (714) 628-7054 and

O     If you are directed to evacuate, please stay calm. Get in your
                                                                            request a Special Assistance Card. A Special Assistance Card
                                                                            is also attached to the Annual Community Alert Siren System
      car and drive away from the plant to a location outside the three     Test mailer that is sent out in the fall. For your convenience, the
M     south Orange County cities of San Clemente, Dana Point and
      San Juan Capistrano. Be sure to follow directions of law
                                                                            card is addressed and postage has been paid.

      enforcement officers as traffic patterns may change. If you know
E     someone in your neighborhood who is without transportation,
      please give them a ride. If you do not have transportation, walk
                                                                            What should I do about my pets?
                                                                            If you have a pet, plan now for its care in the event of an

R     to the nearest public transportation assembly point on page
                                                                            emergency. Current shelter operations do not accommodate
                                                                            pets, except registered service animals. However, recent
                                                                            legislation will allow for acceptance of pets at shelters in the
      If you are directed to evacuate while your children are in school,    future. Until then, if you leave your pet at home, make sure to
      do not attempt to pick them up. Every school has an emergency         leave enough food and water for a few days. If you decide to
      plan that provides for reunification.                                 take your pet elsewhere, i.e. friends, relatives or a boarding
G                                                                           facility, it is recommended that you make plans in advance.
      What should I take with me?
U     You should take necessary items for at least three days
                                                                            What is radiation?
      including prescribed medication, a small amount of cash,              Everything on earth is made of tiny particles called atoms.
I     checkbook, toiletries, baby supplies and bedding. You should
      also take your potassium iodide (KI) tablets with you if you
                                                                            Some atoms in our environment naturally give off energy in the
                                                                            form of waves or particles. This energy is called radiation. You
      already have them.                                                    cannot hear, see, feel, taste or smell radiation. We receive
D                                                                           small amounts of radiation every day from natural and
                                                                            man-made sources such as the air, the sun, minerals in the
      What is potassium iodide?
E     Potassium iodide (KI) is a chemical compound that contains
                                                                            earth, the food we eat, the building materials in your house,
                                                                            X-rays used by dentists and doctors and our television sets.
      iodine and can protect the thyroid gland from exposure to             Even our bodies give off small amounts of radiation. The
      radioactive iodine. KI is only effective against exposure to          amount of radiation that a person receives is measured in
      radioactive iodine and only protects the thyroid gland. It does       millirems. The average U.S. citizen receives about 360
      not protect against other types of radioactivity that might be        millirems per year from these types of natural and man-made
      released during a nuclear emergency.                                  sources. Information from detailed monitoring shows that
                                                                            SONGS exposes the public to less than one millirem per year.
      Please note that KI is not an anti-radiation pill and is considered
      a supplemental protective measure, secondary to evacuation or
      sheltering in place. It should only be taken at the direction of
      state or local public health officials. A notification to ingest KI
      will be given out via a TV and radio Emergency Alert System
      (EAS) message. KI tablets are available at Reception and
      Decontamination Centers.

      What is a Reception and Decontamination Center?
      If the need for evacuation should arise, a Reception and
      Decontamination Center will be opened at the Orange County
      Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. The center is designed
      to receive, register and determine additional needs of
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      evacuees. In the event of a radiological release, government
      health and fire department personnel will be available to monitor
      evacuees for exposure to radiological contamination.

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U     Public Transportation Assembly                  City of Dana Point                           What do I do if I need more
S     Points
                                                      22. Palisades United Methodist Church
                                                          27002 Camino De Estrella                 Contact one of the following during business
      City of San Clemente                                                                         hours:
T     01. Carl’s Junior Parking Lot
                                                      23. Faith Lutheran Church
                                                          34381 Calle Portola                        (Para la información en español entre en
                                                                                                      contacto con uno del siguiente durante
O         3929 South El Camino Real
      02. San Clemente Inn
                                                      24. Dana Point Library
                                                          33841 Niguel Road
                                                                                                      horas de oficina):

                                                                                                   Orange County Sheriff’s Department
M         2600 Avenida del Presidente
      03. San Clemente Municipal Golf Course
                                                      25. Capistrano Beach Park
                                                          Coast Highway at Beach Road
                                                                                                   Emergency Management
                                                                                                   2644 Santiago Canyon Road
                                                                                                   Silverado, CA 92676
E         Club House, 150 E. Avenida Magdalena
      04. Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and
                                                      26. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
                                                          33501 Stonehill Drive
                                                                                                   (714) 628-7054

R         School, 200 Avenida San Pablo
      05. Our Lady of Fatima School
                                                      27. Saint Edwards Catholic Church
                                                          33926 Calle La Primavera
                                                                                                   City of San Clemente
                                                                                                   100 Avenida Presidio
          105 South La Esperanza                                                                   San Clemente, CA 92672
                                                      28. Pines Park                               (949) 361-8200
      06. Gateway Plaza Parking Lot                       34941 Camino Capistrano Road   
          806 East Avenida Pico
G     07. Pier, Foot of Victoria Street
                                                      29. Ocean Institute
                                                          24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
                                                                                                   County of San Diego
                                                                                                   Office of Emergency Services
                                                                                                   5555 Overland Avenue, Suite 1911
U     08. San Clemente Library/Senior
          Citizens Center, 242 Avenida Del Mar
                                                      30. Harry Otsubo Community Gardens
                                                          Corner of Stonehill and Golden Lantern
                                                                                                   San Diego, CA 92123
                                                                                                   (858) 565-3490
I     09. Max Berg Plaza Park
          1100 Calle Puente
                                                      31. Washington Mutual
                                                          5 Monarch Bay Plaza                      City of Dana Point
                                                                                                   33282 Golden Lantern
D     10. Boys & Girls Club
          1304 Calle Valle
                                                      City of San Juan Capistrano                  Dana Point, CA 92629
                                                                                                   (949) 248-3500
                                                      32. Training Camp                  
E     11. Christ Lutheran Church
          35522 Camino Capistrano
                                                          34000 Via De Agua at Las Ramblas
                                                                                                   City of San Juan Capistrano
                                                      33. Capistrano Terrace Mobile Home Park      32400 Paseo Adelanto
      12. Shorecliffs Golf Course                         32802 Valle Road                         San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
          501 Avenida Vaquero                                                                      (949) 493-1171
                                                      34. San Juan Mobile Estates        
      13. Ocean Hills Club House                          32302 Alipaz Street
          3536 Calle La Quinta                                                                     California State Parks
                                                      35. Community Presbyterian Church            3030 Avenida Del Presidente
      14. Shorecliffs Mobile Home Club House              32202 Del Obispo                         San Clemente, CA 92672
          189 Mira Adelante                                                                        (949) 492-0802
                                                      36. Capistrano Valley Christian School
      15. Marblehead Park                                 32032 Del Obispo
          2400 Via Turqueza                                                                        American Red Cross
                                                      37. Mission San Juan Capistrano              601 N. Golden Circle
      16. Forster Ranch Community Park                    Camino Capistrano at Ortega Highway      Santa Ana, CA 92705
          1271 Sarmentoso                                                                          (714) 481-5300
                                                      38. Library                        
      17. Rancho San Clemente Park                        31495 El Camino Real at El Horno
          150 Calle Aguila                                                                         Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
                                                      39. Stonefield, 31322 Camino Capistrano      (866) 430-2764
      18. Talega Park                                     at La Zanja Street             
          179 Corte Christianitos
                                                      40. Endevco Facility, 30700 Rancho           For information on potassium iodide (KI)
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      19. Liberty Park                                    Viejo Road at Junipero Serra Road        go to,
          Corner of Avenida Talega and Calle Saluda                                      
                                                      41. St. Margaret's Episcopal School
      20. Tierra Grande Park                              31641 La Novia Avenue                    San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station
          399 Camino Tierra Grande                                                                 P.O. Box 128
                                                      42. San Juan Hills East, 31900 San Juan      San Clemente, CA 92674
      21. Ocean View Plaza Parking Lot                    Creek Road at Avenida Larga              (800) 332-3612
          638 Camino De Los Mares                                                        
A34                                                   43. Harrison House/Mission Woods
                                                          27700 Ortega Hwy at Via Cuartel
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                         This information is for the people            What is a protective action?                   How will I be notified if there is
                         who live or work in the cities and
                         communities of Aliso Viejo, Laguna
                                                                       You may be asked to take sheltering
                                                                       precautions by staying indoors, closing
                                                                                                                      an emergency?
                                                                                                                      Notice of an emergency will be given by
                         Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna
                                                                       all vents, windows and doors, turning off
                         Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake
                         Forest, Mission Viejo, Rancho
                                                                       air conditioners and closing fireplace
                                                                                                                      radio and television broadcasts. The
                                                                                                                      broadcast instructions may simply         T
                         Santa Margarita, Coto de Caza,                                                               recommend staying tuned for further
                         Wagon Wheel, Las Flores, Ladera
                         Ranch and Dove Canyon.
                                                                       Would evacuation be necessary?                 news or that people in the area close
                                                                                                                      their windows and stay indoors. The
                                                                       Experts within the Nuclear Regulatory
                         Why do I need nuclear                         Commission, the Federal Emergency
                                                                       Management Agency, California
                                                                                                                      following radio stations will broadcast
                                                                                                                      emergency information:
                         emergency information?
                         You live or work within 10 to 20 miles of
                                                                       Emergency Management Agency and the
                                                                       Counties of Orange and San Diego all
                                                                                                                                 KWVE FM 107.9
                                                                                                                                   Santa Ana
                         the San Onofre Nuclear Generating             agree that evacuation is highly unlikely
                         Station (SONGS). People who live and
                         work within this radius are in the
                                                                       outside a 10-mile radius of the power plant.              KOGO AM 600                    R
                                                                                                                                  San Diego
                                                                       What is an emergency?
                         SONGS Public Education Zone. This
                         zone was established as part of a plan        An emergency can be a problem, or a
                         to inform people in the San Onofre            potential problem, at SONGS. Federal
                         vicinity about how they will be notified in
                         case of a nuclear power plant
                                                                       guidelines classify an emergency
                                                                       condition into four levels depending on
                         emergency and what protective actions,
                         if any, they may need to take.
                                                                       the situation. For an explanation of these
                                                                       levels, see page A31.                                                                    U
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Description: In the event of an emergency at the Nuclear Power Plant at or near San Onofre Beach, be familiar with this emergency evacuation route generated by the City of San Clemente. File contains important questions and answers regarding an emergency situation at SONGS (San Onofre Nuclear Power Station located in San Clemente).