The Rockland County Office of Fire & Emergency Manangement announced the Indian Point Sirens will sound this afternoon between 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. The test includes Indian Point sirens in Rockland, Westchester, Putnam and Orange counties. The sounding is only a test.
A release from the Office of Fire & Emergency Management states:
"If there were an emergency at the nuclear power plants, the sirens would be sounded continuously at full volume for 4 minutes, followed by an activation of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on radio and television stations to broadcast important information and instructions. The sirens are not a signal to evacuate, rather they are intended to alert the public to tune to this or another EAS radio or TV station for important information. Today’s sounding is ONLY A TEST. No action by the public is necessary."