Indian Point Sirens Will Sound At Full Volume In Westchester During Test

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Entergy will test the Indian Point siren system Wednesday, July 30 between 10:30 and 11 a.m.
Entergy will test the Indian Point siren system Wednesday, July 30 between 10:30 and 11 a.m. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The Indian Point Energy Center emergency notification sirens will sound during a test of the system Wednesday, July 30, between 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

As part of this test, sirens will sound at full volume for about four minutes in Westchester, Rockland, Orange and Putnam counties.

Because this is only a test, the public is not required to respond during the siren sounding.

Sirens are not a signal to evacuate. In an actual emergency the sirens would sound to alert the public to tune in to a local Emergency Alert System radio or television station for important information and direction.

These stations are listed in the emergency planning booklet mailed to households and businesses in the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone around Indian Point. An electronic version of the booklet is posted on the Indian Point website, www.safesecurevital.com.

Additional information about emergency planning related to Indian Point can be found on the state Office of Emergency Management’s website,

http://www.nyalert.gov/IP_Home.aspx.

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@drsusan.rubin, Let's not forget the BUS EVACUATION signs all over Westchester. They want us to stand and wait for a bus to bring us to safety. Now I feel MUCH safer!

The most likely emergency requiring evacuation is radiation in the air. The worst place to be is outside at a bus stop waiting til who knows when.

Do people in Westchester really think that running the sirens is all that needs to be done to assure the safety of citizens? https://vimeo.com/96615872