Ginna Nuclear Power Plant

Due to Webster's proximity to the Ginna Nuclear Power Plant, it is important to be aware of the plans in place for residents, should an emergency situation arise.

What to Do in an Emergency:

     * Monroe County / Exelon Corporation Emergency Planning Information Brochure:

Monitor the radio and TV for emergency information and follow emergency instructions.

People should prepare for possible evacuation (e.g., reunite with family members, assemble emergency kits, provide for pet needs, keep off of the road as much as possible).

Keep Phone Lines Open. Please do not make unnecessary phone calls. Leaving phone lines open for emergency workers will help everyone involved. If you require assistance, call the emergency phone numbers broadcast on the radio.

Shelter-in-Place - Go indoors and stay there. Close all doors and windows and shut off any systems that draw in outside air, such as furnaces, fireplaces and air conditioners.

Keep listening to the radio for updates.

Keep pets inside and shelter farm animals.

If Instructed to Evacuate:

In an evacuation, people in the affected area will be asked to go to local reception centers listed within the brochure listed above. After this, they can stay at specified mass care centers or with friends or relatives outside the evacuation zone. Please do not try to pick up children or others at schools, hospitals, nursing homes or overnight campgrounds. These facilities will be following their own emergency plans, and you would most likely miss connections.

If evacuated, students, hospital patients and nursing home residents will be accompanied to relocation centers where their needs will be addressed.

To find out where people are being moved, stay tuned to the radio.

Plan for three days away from home, locking up and turning appliances off as you would for a weekend vacation. Pack all necessary items.

Evacuate everyone in your home, following directions given on the radio. These routes will have been selected as the safest ways out of the affected area.

Shadow Evacuation:

Persons should only evacuate when instructed to do so. Evacuation of individuals not within the declared evacuation area could impede evacuation traffic flow. Monitor the radio and prepare to follow instructions.

Staged Evacuation:

You may be instructed to shelter-in-place until people in a higher risk area are evacuated. Monitor the radio and prepare to follow instructions.

Information for Farmers:

When advised to do so, remove all livestock from pasture, shelter if possible, and provide them with stored feed and protected water. The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets will provide further instructions regarding the protection of livestock and foodstuffs.

How to Prepare for an Emergency:

Emergency Kit:

Keep an emergency kit – portable radio, flashlight, extra batteries, extra car keys, first aid kit and other items – in a special place that the whole family can easily locate. Write a list of the items you would want to take if you had to leave home quickly and post the list in a convenient spot. Be sure to keep a supply of all the items on your list. Gather any important documents that you might need in an emergency and keep them together in a safe place that you can access quickly and easily.

Emergency Planning for the Ginna Area:

Special plans have already been developed to protect the public in the event of a nuclear incident in our area. These plans give specific attention to people who – like you – live, work or visit within 10 miles of a nuclear power plant. Procedures are in place to help protect you and other members of the public in the unlikely event of a nuclear emergency. If necessary, area officials would declare an emergency and take measures to ensure public safety.

Warning Sirens:

The warning sirens for the R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant EPZ, when activated, emit a three-minute steady sound. If you hear a siren, you should tune to one of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) stations for official information. 

Public Inquiry Telephone Number: 315-332-2880

Siren Testing:

Warning Sirens surrounding the R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant are routinely tested weekly on Tuesdays at 9:30 am. Annual full sound testing is conducted on the first Tuesday of May.

Contact the Monroe County Office of Emergency Management for additional information: 585-753-3810

Sources: Monroe County / Exelon Corporation Emergency Planning Information Brochure