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9:30 AM: Ohio conducting statewide tornado drill Wednesday

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Posted at 6:31 AM, Mar 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-24 10:34:42-04

CLEVELAND — On Wednesday, Ohio will be conducting its statewide tornado drill at 9:50 a.m.

The National Weather Service will be sending a special NOAA Weather Radio test during this time.

Officials at the NWS said it’s a great time to practice or come up with a tornado safety plan.

Some cities and counties may sound their tornado sirens throughout the state.

The annual drill is meant to prepare residents for severe weather at home and work. The NWS says those who don'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.

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