Mock tornado drill set for today


NOAA photo /public domain

NOAA photo /public domain

Kenosha County Emergency Management will be participating in a mock tornado drill today, Thursday, April 14.

A mock tornado watch will be used at 1 p.m. A mock tornado warning will be issued statewide at 1:45 p.m. In addition, for the first time, a mock tornado warning will also be issued at 6:55 p.m. Many radio and TV stations across the state will issue the test tornado warnings. In addition, mock alerts will be issued on NOAA Weather Radios and many communities will sound their tornado sirens.

The statewide tornado drill is a great opportunity for schools, businesses and families to test their emergency plans about what to do and where to go when severe weather strikes.

The tornado drill will take place even if the sky is cloudy, dark and or rainy. If actual severe storms are expected in the state on Thursday, April 14, the tornado drills will be postponed until Friday, April 15 with the same times. If severe storms are possible Friday the drills will be cancelled. (Note: The National Weather Service forecast calls for a sunny day. — DH)

The mock tornado drill is part of the observation of Wisconsin Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week.


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