Join In The Statewide Tornado Drill, Wednesday, March 21 at 9:50 AM

Statewide Tornado Drill

March 18-24 is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Ohio. Athens County Emergency Management Agency urges you to exercise your tornado safety plan during the Statewide Tornado Drill at 9:50 a.m., Wednesday, March 21st. Designing and exercising a tornado safety plan for your establishment and home will help you respond appropriately in a real event.

Here’s how to participate in the 2018 Tornado Drill:

  • Listen for the outdoor sirens or other warning system at 9:50 a.m. on Wednesday, March 21st.
  • Practice your safety plan — go to your designated tornado shelter.

Get Informed

Make a Plan

  • Know a safe place to shelter during tornadoes at work, home and school.
  • Keep extra emergency supplies on hand (battery-operated radio, food, water, medication).
  • Go online to Ready.Gov to learn how to make an emergency plan.

Get Involved

  • Exercise your tornado plan on Wednesday, March 21st at 9:50 a.m. during the statewide drill.
  • If you can’t drill on March 21st, choose another date in March or April.