January 27, 2009
Quarterly Siren Test Scheduled Feb. 2-6
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 Feb. 2 through 6 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
The test is a portion of the regular testing program of the Oswego County emergency alert system. This quarterly testing includes individual activation of each siren. The system of sirens and tone-alert weather radios in the 10-mile emergency planning zone surrounding the nuclear power plants at Nine Mile Point is designed 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. A listing of residences eligible for tone-alert weather radios is on file at the Emergency Management Office, 200 N. Second St., Fulton.
During an emergency, the sirens would be sounded for three minutes to alert residents of the area to turn their radios or televisions to local Emergency Alert System (EAS) stations for further information and instructions.
EAS stations are listed in the 2009 “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.
A limited number of calendars are still available by calling the Oswego County Emergency Management Office at 591-9150 or 1-800-962-2792 or the Public Information Office at 349-8322. The calendar is also available online at www.oswegocounty.com/emo.shtml
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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