Drill

The drill is planned for throughout Ohio.

COLUMBUS -- At 9:50 a.m. on Wednesday, March 24, each local community in Ohio will participate in a statewide tornado drill and test its Emergency Alert System, the Ohio Emergency Management Agency said in a news release.
 
"Ohio counties will sound and test their outdoor warning sirens," the announcement said. "Businesses, schools, and households are also encouraged to practice their tornado drills and emergency plans at this time."
 
In a coordinated effort with the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness (OCSWA), Gov. Mike DeWine has proclaimed March 21-27 as Severe Weather Awareness Week and is encouraging all Ohioans to prepare themselves for spring and summer weather hazards and home emergencies.
 
“Everything we focus on here in Ohio is about safety and preparedness. It’s about getting vaccinated and slowing the spread of COVID-19. It’s about keeping Ohioans healthy and saving lives now and in the future,” DeWine said in a statement. “Whether a medical emergency or severe weather event, it’s imperative that Ohioans know how to respond during times of crisis.”

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