Due to the inclement weather forecast for Ohio, the National Weather Service and the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness has postponed the Statewide Tornado Drill until Friday, March 6th at 9:50 am.
Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security (FCEM&HS) is urging the community to participate in the Statewide Tornado Drill when the Franklin County Outdoor Warning Siren System will be activated. The sirens will be activated one time for three minutes – a longer tone than in the regular Wednesday noon tests. The test tone will be the same “tornado warning” tone which would be used in an actual tornado warning.
The siren activation, now scheduled for Friday, March 6th at 9:50 am will be in place of the regular weekly Wednesday noon test of the Franklin County Outdoor Warning Siren System.
For instructions on how to join in the tornado drill click here. Participants will receive a certificate of participation after completing the online Statewide Tornado Drill Participation Survey.
The drill is part of FCEM&HS’s promotion of Ohio’s Spring Severe Weather Awareness Week, March 1-7, to remind the public that with spring comes the possibility of tornadoes, thunderstorms, floods, hail, lighting strikes, and power outages.