Dennis Malles, of Malles Auto Body in Montrose and the Montrose Business Association, talks about the future of local businesses after the closure of the nearby Indian Point Energy Center nuclear power plant. Peter Carr/lohud
Indian Point will be testing its emergency evacuation sirens between 10:30 and 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Sirens in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester counties will sound at full volume for four minutes.
“Sirens are not a signal to evacuate,” Indian Point’s owner, Entergy, said in a statement.
In a real-life emergency, sirens are used to alert residents to tune into local radio or television stations for further information.\
A list of the stations can be found hereon the nuclear power plant’s website. Stations are also listed in the emergency planning booklet mailed to homes and businesses within a 10-mile radius of the Buchanan plant.
During a February test last year, two of the 172 sirens in the Lower Hudson Valley — one in Rockland, the other in Putnam — failed to sound. Those issues have been resolved, officials said.
Entergy plans to shut down its two working reactors at Indian Point in 2020 and 2021 as part of a 2017 agreement reached with the state.
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