Vt. Yankee sirens to be tested
At noon today, state and local public safety agencies will conduct an audible test of the 37 sirens located within the Vermont Yankee 10-mile emergency planning zone. The pole-mounted sirens are located in Vermont towns including Guilford and Vernon, and in the New Hampshire towns including Hinsdale, Richmond, and Winchester. In Massachusetts the sirens are located in Gill, Colrain, Leyden, Bernardston and Northfield.
The three-minute siren testing is being conducted by the Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts state public safety agencies in compliance with the regulations of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to ensure the effectiveness of the public notification system.
Residents with questions on the annual testing can contact their town’s emergency management director or Mark Gilmore at Vermont Yankee at (802) 258-4168.