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Statewide Severe Weather Tornado Drill Set for Today

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State emergency management and the National Weather Service (NWS) will conduct a Statewide Severe Weather Tornado Drill at 1:30 today (3/3), and everyone is encouraged to participate.

According to the NWS, the purpose of the drill is to test everyone's readiness for life-threatening severe weather events such as tornadoes, flash floods, and damaging winds.  People should treat the drill, officials say, as if it were an actual tornado warning.

NWS Springfield will issue a test tornado warning as part of the drill.  Local warning sirens, NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio and the Emergency Alert System (EAS) will be activated to signal the start of the drill.

To learn more about how to prepare for severe weather, click here.

 

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.