This is only a test: Bunge to hold annual drill tonight

Staff Writer

    Bunge North America, located at 1200 N. 2nd Street, Decatur, will test its audible emergency alert systems starting at 6 p.m. today. The test will run for approximately 90 minutes.
    Bunge conducts routine tests to ensure the systems are ready in the unlikely event of an emergency within the facility’s soybean processing areas. Alarms will start and stop multiple times as we conduct tests on devices at all locations in the plant. These alert systems are high volume, similar to a tornado siren, to ensure all areas of the plant are alerted to the emergency.
    The tests are being held in conjunction with a tour of the facility by the Decatur Fire Department and Adams County Emergency Medical Services.
    In the event of severe weather watches or warnings in effect for the area on this date, the planned tests will be canceled and rescheduled to avoid any confusion.