As part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, the state of Ohio is participating in a statewide tornado drill and a test on the Emergency Alert Systems (EAS) on Wednesday, March 22, at 9:50 a.m.
At this time, the state will test its outside warning sirens. Schools, businesses, and households are encouraged to perform a mock tornado drill and an emergency exit plan.
It's important to know the difference between a tornado warning and a tornado watch. A tornado warning is issued when a tornado is imminent or occurring. A watch means conditions are favorable for the development of tornadoes.
During tornado drills or actual tornado warnings, remember to DUCK:
D – Go DOWN to the lowest level, stay away from windowsU – Get UNDER something (such as a basement staircase or heavy table or deskC – COVER your headK – KEEP in shelter until the storm has passed