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.

About Athens County Emergency Management Agency

Emergency Management Agency is the central point of coordination within the county for response and recovery to disasters. The primary focus of the agency when not in a response or recovery mode is to ensure that the county and citizens residing in it, are prepared to respond to an emergency or disaster and to lead mitigation efforts against the effects of future disasters.
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