Oswego County Tests Emergency Sirens Today

Oswego, NY – In order to ensure that nuclear safety alert systems are working properly, the Oswego County Emergency Management Office is performing siren testing.

The testing, which has taken place all week, concludes this morning with a final test of all 37 sirens.

Spokeswoman for the EMO, Terry Bennett, says the tests are a precautionary measure taken to ensure that citizens would be alerted in the event of a nuclear emergency.

Bennett says following the siren testing, the EMO will activate the tone-alert weather radio system. The radio is provided to those who live outside the 10 mile "hot" zone, but would still be affected by a nuclear incident or emergency situation.