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Indian Point Sirens Test Today

Indian Point Sirens will go off between 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. as part of a test.

 

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."

MichelleK October 16, 2012 at 05:14 PM
Glad you have this posted. First time I have ever heard these sirens as I am working from home today. Entergy site did not post this. Thank you.
Robin Traum (Editor) October 16, 2012 at 07:51 PM
Michelle K - You are welcome and to let you know all 56 sirens in Rockland County worked for today's test. The Rockland County Office of Fire & Emergency Management reports that all of the 172 sirens in the four counties activated for the test. Robin

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