Access To Brunswick Nuclear Power Station Limited Due To Flooded Roads; Workers Sleeping On Cots

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Sometime between Thursday morning and Friday morning, the Brunswick Nuclear Reactors were powered down: https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/reactor-status/2018/2018PowerStatus.txt

On Saturday afternoon a report was sent to the US NRC, apparently due to inaccessibility of the Brunswick nuclear power station site, starting midnight Friday/Saturday, due to flooding of local roads. Flooding of area roads should not be a surprise. As can be seen on the top map, the nuclear power station is surrounded by water:
UNUSUAL EVENT DUE TO SITE CONDITIONS PREVENTING PLANT ACCESS
“A hazardous event has resulted in on site conditions sufficient to prohibit the plant staff from accessing the site via personal vehicles due to flooding of local roads by Tropical Storm Florence.”

Notified DHS SWO, FEMA OPS, and DHS NICC. Notified FEMA NWC, NuclearSSA, and FEMA NRCC via email.”
Notification Date: 09/15/2018
Notification Time: 15:45 [ET]
Event Date: 09/15/2018
Event Time: 00:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/15/2018
https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2018/20180917en.html

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