Statewide tornado drill is Tuesday in Kentucky

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UPDATE: The drill has been postponed until March 10th. Click here for more information.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — What would you do in case of a tornado? Kentucky officials believe that’s a good question to ask, and answer, on Tuesday.

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A statewide tornado drill is being conducted that day. A tornado warning test message will be issued at about 10:17 a.m. EST. Outdoor warning sirens will sound, weather alert radios will activate, and television and radio stations and mobile devices will broadcast the alert. If there’s inclement weather that day, the drill will be rescheduled.

Kentucky Emergency Management says everyone is encouraged to participate, including individuals, businesses, hospitals, nursing homes, educators and government agencies. The idea is to practice a tornado safety plan and update an emergency plan that considers all types of hazards.

People who do participate are asked to complete a short survey online at http://kyem.ky.gov/preparedness/Pages/default.aspx .



 

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