Statewide tornado exercise set

By Herald Staff

To focus attention upon the rapidly approaching tornado and severe weather season, the week of March 14-20 is designated Severe Weather Preparedness Week throughout the State of Indiana. The purpose of this proclamation is to stress the importance of promoting the public’s awareness of what actions to take in case of tornadoes and other types of severe weather.

In conjunction with this proclamation, and in cooperation with the National Weather Service, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, the Indiana Department of Education and the Indiana State Police, Tuesday, March 16, 2021, has been selected as the date for the Statewide Tornado Exercise which will be initiated at approximately 10:15 a.m. ET. Dubois County will be participating in the upcoming exercise. Please make note that the sirens in the county will be tested that day as well. Should actual severe weather be a threat that day, the exercise will be held on March 19. There will be no evening exercise.

Your participation in this annual exercise will help to improve your tornado preparedness and severe storms awareness programs and plans. Our goal is to prevent, if possible, the potential number of deaths and injuries from tornadoes and other severe storms this season.

For more information, contact Tammy Humbert at Dubois County Emergency Management at 812-482-2202.

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