DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Ohio residents will participate in a statewide tornado drill Wednesday morning by testing their outdoor warning sirens.
The test will take place at 9:50 a.m. on March 22 as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, which runs from March 19 to 25.
Communities were encouraged to participate in a statewide tornado drill and test their contingency and shelter plans.
Additionally, counties can use this time to turn on and test outdoor sirens and public address systems. Businesses, schools, and households are also encouraged to practice their tornado drills and contingency plans during this time.
Many counties in Ohio have installed outdoor sirens to warn of approaching severe weather.
More information about Severe Weather Awareness Week can be found here.