Quarterly Siren Tests Scheduled for Nov. 2 to 6 in Oswego County

OSWEGO – 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. 2 through 6.

Each of the 37 individual sirens will be tested between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. from Monday, Nov. 2, through Thursday, Nov. 5.

Testing on Friday, Nov. 6, will begin shortly before 10 a.m. and 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 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.

A new siren system that was recently installed is pending final federal approval and will not be included in this test.

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.