CLEVELAND — If you didn't hear tornado sirens during the statewide drill Wednesday morning, you're not alone. The National Weather Service conducted statewide testing on its tornado sirens at 9:50 a.m., and if you didn't hear anything, officials have some advice for staying safe during tornado season.
The annual drill is meant to prepare residents for severe weather at home and work. The NWS says those who didn't hear the sirens today would not hear the sirens during an actual warning or weather-related emergency.
- The NWS encourages you to enable wireless alerts on your phone, which would notify you during a weather event.
- Officials also say you can download this free weather alert app from FEMA.
- If you have an NOAA weather radio, make sure it is working properly.
Last week, the National Weather Service confirmed an EF-0 tornado touched down west of Canton. The tornado started in the Navarre area in Stark County and ended in eastern Perry Township in Stark County.
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