If an emergency is declared at the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station, it would be categorized into one of two Emergency Classification Levels.
Notice of an Unusual Event
This means a minor problem has occurred at the plant. It may involve injury to a worker, hazardous weather or an equipment problem. Public officials would be notified, but there would be no need to notify the public.
This could affect plant safety but it is not expected to require any special actions by residents. Public officials would be notified in order to monitor the situation and be ready to act if it got worse. As a precaution, public officials may mobilize transportation resources. They may transfer school children to host facilities outside the area.