Missouri Holds State Wide Tornado Drill

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) — As part of National Severe Weather Awareness Week, the state of Missouri conducted a statewide Tornado Drill Tuesday.  Warning sirens sounded as part of the 1:30pm exercise, just one day after the regular monthly test of those sirens. Weather radios also sounded a test alert.

Illinois was also scheduled to hold a statewide drill Tuesday, but postponed the test until 10:00am Wednesday due to the winter storm in the region. Despite the postponement, there have been reports of some sirens sounding in Illinois on Tuesday.

Families, schools, and businesses were asked to take part in the drill by acting like it was real severe weather threat. It was billed as an opportunity to plan and prepare for how they will react in response to actual severe weather.

Missouri’s Stormaware.mo.gov website includes detailed videos showing how to take shelter in specific types of buildings, including houses with and without basements, mobile homes, schools, and important information about tornado sirens and weather alert radios.

Websites:

FEMA’s Ready.gov Family Emergency Plans 

Missouri StormAware

NOAA.gov

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