Events Calendar

Statewide Tornado Drill
Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 10:15am - 10:20am

The National Weather Service, in conjunction with the Indiana State Police, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, the Indiana Department of Education, the Indiana Broadcasters Association, the American Red Cross and the Amatuer Radio Operators will conduct a statewide test of the communication systems on Tuesday, March 20 (weather permitting). The goal of Severe Weather Preparedness Week is to better educate people about the hazards of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes, and to help everyone be prepared when severe weather occurs.  Statewide Severe Weather Preparedness/Awareness Week is an opportunity to increase awareness of and response to severe weather hazards.  

On Tuesday, March 20th, the tornado sirens will activate across Allen County.  This Tuesday is known as Tornado Drill Day.  There will be two tests conducted on this day; one in the morning and again in the eventing.  It's always a good idea to have a disaster plan in place for your family and a working weather radio.

Know the Terms

Familiarize yourself with these terms to help identify a tornado hazard:

  • Tornado Watch - Tornadoes are possible. When there is a Watch, move to be near enough to a shelter or sturdy building to be able to get there quickly in a few minutes if there is a Warning or if you see signs of a tornado approaching. Remain alert for approaching storms. Watch the sky and stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio or television for information.
  • Tornado Warning - A tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar. Take shelter immediately.

What You Can Do to prepare today:

-Get a kit

-Make a plan

-Be informed

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