The emergency sirens for the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan will sound at full volume for about four minutes on Wednesday, Oct. 25, between 10:30 and 11 a.m. during a quarterly test of the system. The sirens can be heard in Putnam, Westchester, Orange and Rockland counties.
The 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 EAS 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, safesecurevital.com.