October 27, 2014
The Oswego County Emergency Management Office announces that the system of emergency notification sirens surrounding the three nuclear power plants at Nine Mile Point will be tested during the week of Nov. 3 through 7.
Each of the 37 individual sirens will be tested between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. between Monday, Nov. 3, and Thursday, Nov. 6. The testing on Friday, Nov. 7, will include a full-scale simultaneous activation of all 37 sirens for three to five minutes. Tone-alert weather radios and the Emergency Alert System (EAS) will also be activated. The full-scale test will begin shortly before 10 a.m. Friday.
The Oswego County Emergency Management Office, Exelon Generation, Entergy, the National Weather Service, WSYR Radio and member stations of the Oswego County Emergency Alert System will take part.
The sirens being tested the week of Nov. 4 are due to be replaced by new sirens in the near future. The new siren system is currently being installed, and when installation is completed later this year, audible testing is expected to take place. Oswego County and the licensees will announce when that testing is scheduled through local media and the Oswego County Website at www.oswegocounty.com.
The public is not required to take protective action during the siren tests. Anyone who has questions about the tests or any aspect of emergency planning may contact the Oswego County Emergency Management Office at 591-9150 or 1-800-962-2792.
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