Last Siren Test at Indian Point Before the Sixth Seal (Revelation 6:12)

Indian Point Sirens in Orange County to be tested on May 27

Goshen. Requires no action on the part of the public.

Orange County Commissioner of Emergency Services Brendan Casey and Orange County Deputy Commissioner Alan Mack are advising residents 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, throughout the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) around Indian Point, including the sirens in Orange County.

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.

“We test the Indian Point sirens in Orange County throughout the year to ensure that they work in the event of an emergency,” said Orange County Radiological Officer, Shannon Fisher. “The testing requires no action on the part of the public.”

The Indian Point Energy Center, located in Buchanan, is a nuclear powered electric generating facility on the east bank of the Hudson River in Westchester County, close to portions of Rockland, Putnam, and Orange counties.

For more information, including a list of EAS stations, please refer to the Orange County Indian Point Emergency Guide Are you ready?, or visit Orange County’s Department of Emergency Management at http://www.orangecountygov.com/dem.

Twenty-three sirens

There are a total of 172 sirens located within the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) surrounding Indian Point.

Of the 172 sirens, 23 are located in the Orange County portion of the 10-mile EPZ (in the southeastern area of Orange, encompassing portions of West Point, Harriman State Park and other municipalities in that region).

Here are the locations of the 23 sirens in Orange County. The sirens are spaced the way they are in order to meet minimum decibel levels specified by NRC and FEMA.

101 Hamilton Street Ordnance Road USMA, West Point

102 Mineral Springs Road Gadri Road Cornwall

103 Route 32 Maple Road Woodbury

104 Route 293 Camp Natural Bridge Road USMA, West Point

105 2 Carpenter Drive Skyline Drive Woodbury

106 Maher Lane Melody Lane South Harriman

107 Baileytown Road (Camp Manitou) Route 6 Harriman State Park

108 Queensboro Maintenance Yard Route 6 Harriman State Park

109 Day Camp (T-14) Tiorati Brook Road Harriman State Park

110 Camp Sunrise Road Arden Valley Road Harriman State Park

111 377 Main Street /Cozzens Avenue Highland Falls

112 Corbin Hill Road Route 9W Fort Montgomery

113 Old New York 218 Wilson Court Highland Falls

114 164 Mine Road Old Mine Road Fort Montgomery

115 O.C. Transfer Station Route 293 Highlands

116 Route 32 Old State Route 32 USMA, West Point

117 Bog Meadow Road Route 293 Black Rock Forest

118 Route 9W Angola Road Cornwall

119 Lake Skenonte Dam Lake Sebago Beach Harriman State Park

120 Stahahe Road Orange County Route 106 Harriman State park

121 Arden Road Valley Road Harriman State park

122 Seven Lakes Drive Lake Tiorati Circle Harriman State Park

123 Lucky Park Rec. Area East Village Road Tuxedo

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