Indian Point Siren Testing
We received the following message from Westchester County Office of Emergency Management:
Entergy will conduct a short test of the current Indian Point emergency sirens in Westchester, Rockland, Orange and Putnam counties on Wednesday, March 14th at 10:30 a.m. During this test, all 156 sirens will sound at full-volume for approximately 10 seconds within the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ).
THERE IS NO ACTION REQUIRED BY THE PUBLIC IN RESPONSE TO THE MARCH 14th SIREN TEST. THIS IS ONLY A TEST.
It is important to note that this is a test of the existing siren system which officials would use to alert the public of an emergency at Indian Point. Entergy continues to install a new siren system that is expected to replace the current system in late spring.
During an emergency at Indian Point, the existing 156 sirens would be sounded simultaneously for four minutes, at full volume, to alert the public to tune to their local Emergency Alert System (EAS) radio or TV station for important information. Sounding the sirens is NOT a signal to evacuate. Rather it is a signal for residents to listen to Emergency Alert System broadcasts for important information.