January 31, 2008
Contact: Terry Bennett, Phone 591-9150
Quarterly Siren Tests Scheduled Feb. 4-8
FULTON -- The Oswego County Emergency Management Office has announced that the system of emergency notification sirens surrounding the three nuclear power plants at Nine Mile Point are scheduled to be tested during the week of February 4 - 8, 2008. Tests will be conducted during the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
This test is a portion of the regular testing program that has been established for this system. This quarterly testing will include individual activation of each siren throughout the week.
A system of sirens and tone-alert weather radios is in place in the 10-mile emergency planning zone surrounding the nuclear power plants at Nine Mile Point to alert residents in the event of an emergency. Tone-alert weather radios are provided to residences in the 10-mile zone that are out of hearing range of the sirens, and batteries for these radios were recently mailed. A listing of residences eligible for tone-alert weather radios is on file at the Emergency Management Office.
During an emergency, the sirens would be sounded for three minutes to alert residents of the area to turn their AM/FM radios or televisions to local Emergency Alert System (EAS) stations for further information and instructions.
NO RESPONSE ON THE PART OF THE PUBLIC WILL BE NECESSARY DURING THESE TESTS.
EAS stations are listed in the 2008 “Public Emergency Response Information” Calendar that was mailed to residents of the Emergency Planning Zone in December. EAS stations are also listed in the yellow pages of local telephone directories.
Calendars are still available by calling the Oswego County Emergency Management Office at 591-9150 or 1-800-962-2792. The calendar is also available online at www.oswegocounty.com under the Emergency Management Office.
Anyone who has questions concerning the upcoming siren tests or any aspect of emergency planning may contact the Oswego County Emergency Management Office.
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