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Statewide Tornado Drill TUESDAY March 16 at 10:15 AM EDT (9:15 AM CDT)

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What does the drill consist of?

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3 minutes ago, theguru said:

What does the drill consist of?

Basically all the tornado sirens in the state going off at the same time. 

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17 minutes ago, theguru said:

What does the drill consist of?

Q: Will the Tornado Drill set off the Emergency Alert System? 

 

A: Yes it will, including both NOAA Weather Radio, local TV and radio stations, and cable override. The one exception is in northern Kentucky, where the message will be sent as a Routine Weekly Test on NWR, per agreement with Cincinnati-area broadcasters. 

 

Q: Will the Tornado Drill set off the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) on my mobile phone?

 

A: No. WEA will disregard the message because it is identified as a TEST. 

 

Q: Will the Tornado Drill set off the outdoor warning sirens? 

 

A: The decision to activate sirens (or not) is made by the Director of each County Emergency Management Agency. 

https://www.weather.gov/lmk/KentuckyTornadoDrill

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I just received the following email stating that tomorrow's Statewide Tornado Drill has been postponed due to the ongoing flooding situation.

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Good afternoon, all - 

Due to the continued serious flooding across many parts of central and eastern Kentucky, the NWS offices serving the Commonwealth, and Kentucky Emergency Management Agency (KYEM), have agreed to POSTPONE the Statewide Tornado Drill. We hope to have information on a rescheduled date and time as soon as possible.  

We encourage everyone to continue to review the educational material that will be posted through the rest of Severe Weather Awareness Week, and review your disaster plans in your home, school, and workplace.  Watch our social media platforms for more information, including any rescheduled dates for the Statewide Tornado Drill.  

Thank you for your understanding.

Stay safe! 

--Ron Steve
NWS Louisville KY

 

 

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The  Statewide Tornado Drill for both Kentucky AND Indiana will now be conducted TUESDAY March 16 at 10:15 AM EDT (9:15 AM CDT)
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Don't forget to move your clocks ahead one hour this weekend Daylight Savings Time starts at 2 am EDT Sunday March 14,2021

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