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Emergency Planning Zone

 

The area approximately 10 miles around the Vermont Yankee is called the Emergency Planning Zone. Plans have been developed for warning and protecting people within this 10-mile area. Communities in the Emergency Planning Zone are:

Massachusetts:

  • Bernardston*
  • Colrain
  • Gill
  • Greenfield
  • Leyden*
  • Northfield
  • Warwick
New Hampshire:
  • Chesterfield*
  • Hinsdale*
  • Richmond*
  • Swanzey
  • Winchester*
Vermont:
  • Brattleboro*
  • Dummerston*
  • Guilford*
  • Halifax*
  • Marlboro*
  • Vernon*
* The entire town is in the Emergency Planning Zone

 

The Emergency Planning Zone is further divided into sub-areas called Emergency Response Planning Areas (ERPA). To be prepared for an emergency, you will need to determine the number of the Emergency Response Planning Area you live or work in. Knowing your Emergency Response Planning Area, or Emergency Response Planning Area number, is very important since any emergency instructions that you will receive on radio and TV will be for specific Emergency Response Planning Areas. The broadcasts will inform people, depending upon which Emergency Response Planning Area they are in, about protective actions they should take.

Remember, in a public emergency, do not use your telephone except to request help if you need it. For information, listen to a local Emergency Alert System radio station. It is important to leave telephone lines open and emergency workers available for people who need immediate help.

 

Emergency Contacts

Brattleboro ....................................................................................(802) 251-8171
Dummerston .................................................................................(802) 257-5072
Guilford .........................................................................................(802) 254-9328
Halifax ...........................................................................................(802) 368-7673
Marlboro ........................................................................................(802) 254-1301
Vernon ..........................................................................................(802) 257-0709
TTY (all EPZ towns) .........................................................................................911
Vermont Public Inquiry (Emergency) ...............................................................211
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These numbers are answered 24 hours a day only during an emergency. The toll free 800 number functions only within the State of Vermont.

For Emergency Planning information in advance, contact:

Brattleboro – Steve Barrett or Barbara Sondag ..............................(802) 254-4541

Dummerston – Eric Davis ...............................................................(802) 380- 6533
Guilford – Herb Meyer ....................................................................(802) 257-1256
Halifax – Lew Sumner ....................................................................(802) 368-2824
Justin Berry ....................................................................................(802) 733-5922
Marlboro – Glenn Herrin .................................................................(802) 254-1060
Vernon – Annette Roydon ..............................................................(802) 254-0004
Vermont Emergency Management(24 hours a day) .......................1-800-347-0488
John Angil, Director ........................................................................(802) 251-2172
TTY .................................................................................................1-888-545-7598