Indian Point will be testing all 172 of its emergency sirens at full volume in Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and Orange counties at approximately 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21.
Entergy’s nuclear power plant is in the village of Buchanan, in the town of Cortlandt.
Emergency officials are emphasizing that this is only a test. It will be followed by a message from the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on radio and television stations.
If there were a real emergency, the same radio and television stations would broadcast important information and instructions.
In this case, the sirens are not a sign to evacuate and no action by the public is required, officials said.
For a list of EAS stations, refer to your county's Indian Point Emergency Guide "Are you ready?"
For more information in Westchester, visit the county's Department of Emergency Management website at http://emergencyservices.westchestergov.com/divisions/office-of-emergency-management .
In Putnam, information can be found by visiting http://www.putnamcountyny.com/pcbes/oem/indian-point/ .
In Rockland, go to http://rocklandgov.com/departments/fire-and-emergency/indian-point/. Rockland's Office of Fire and Emergency Services can be reached at (845)-364-8800.
In Orange County, visit http://www.orangecountygov.com/content/1162/975/2095/2091/5401/default.aspx
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