Indian Point To Sound New Sirens Thursday, August 14, 2008

Entergy Nuclear Northeast will sound the new Indian Point emergency notification sirens on Thursday, August 14 between 3:30p.m. and 4:00p.m.

The new sirens will sound simultaneously at full-volume for four minutes in Westchester, Rockland, Orange and Putnam counties. This is part of an ongoing public education campaign to ensure the public is familiar with the tone of the new sirens and prepared for the placement of the new sirens into service.

NO RESPONSE ON THE PART OF THE PUBLIC IS NECESSARY DURING THESE ACTIVATIONS.

In an actual emergency, the current siren system will be used to alert the public. As a reminder, the sirens are not a signal to evacuate; rather they alert the public to tune to their local Emergency Alert System (EAS) radio or TV station for important information. The EAS stations are listed in the booklet "Community Emergency Planning for Indian Point: A Guide for You and Your Family."

Residents should be aware that these new sirens DO NOT sound like the current sirens. If you would like to hear what the new sirens sound like, click the button on the right side of this page.

For additional siren testing or project information call the IPEC siren project information line at 1-800-986-5106.

Information on Indian Point emergency planning is also posted on the New York State Emergency Management Office Web site--http://jic.semo.state.ny.us

If you have any questions about the existing or new siren systems, please feel free to contact us.