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Emergency siren test scheduled for Chittenden

CHITTENDEN—The Town of Chittenden’s Emergency Management Team in conjunction with Green Mountain Power announce the initial testing of the warning siren located at the hydro station, Powerhouse Road, Chittenden.

Testing will occur on Nov. 1 at noon and again at 6:30 p.m. Initial testing will last for one minute on each time; in a real emergency, the siren will sound for three consecutive minutes. Emergency Management Team members will monitor locations throughout the area in order to report back on whether the siren was heard and how clearly it sounded.

The warning siren was acquired through a FEMA Hazard Mitigation Program grant that will be used only in the event of an imminent breach of the Chittenden Reservoir Dam that will require immediate evacuation.

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