This morning at 10 am, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will run a statewide tornado drill.
The alert will run like routine warnings you usually hear during alarm tests, but a tornado warning will follow this one.
The alert is the same as the one done routinely every Wednesday, but this one will be followed by a TEST tornado warning message.
There will be no live alerts and no banners or scrolls on electronic devices.
The drill will go as follows:
- February 3: The Day of the DrillAfter 8:00 a.m. ESTConsider a Tornado Watch to be in effect• Announce watch to staff and/or students• Designate authority (coordinator)• Evacuate tornado vulnerable areas.
- 10:00 a.m. ESTTornado Warning• Receive test message• Coordinator determines threat• Upon determination of immediate threat, give “take shelter” or “duck and cover” command (depending on space available at location).
- 10:30 a.m. ESTTermination of Watch and Warning• Give instructions to return to normal activities (You will not receive a notification. Terminate the drill as you see fit.)
- After the DrillWrap-up• Following the drill, assess and revise the plan as needed.