May 7, 2020
BUCHANAN – Residents in the 10-mile radius around the Indian Point nuclear power plant are advised that a full-volume test of the Indian Point Energy Center siren system will be conducted between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 27.
During this full-system activation test, sirens will sound simultaneously for four minutes. The sirens will sound at full-volume for the entire duration of the test. No action on the part of the public is necessary or required for this drill.
If the sirens were sounded during an actual emergency, residents would listen to an Emergency Alert System (EAS) radio or television station for information and instructions about any action to be taken. Sounding the sirens is a signal for residents to listen to EAS broadcasts for important information. It is not a signal to evacuate.
The 10-mile radius encompasses a portion of Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and Orange counties.