Orange County residents are being advised that a full-volume test of the Indian Point Energy Center siren system will be conducted this week.

The test will take place between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 28 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.

Orange County Radiological Officer, Shannon Fisher said:

We test the Indian Point sirens in Orange County throughout the year to ensure that they work in the event of an emergency. The testing requires no action on the part of the public

The Indian Point Energy Center, located in Buchanan, NY, 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.

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