From March 7 - 11, 2022, the National Weather Service, State Emergency Management Agency, and local emergency managers are encouraging residents to learn more about severe weather and how to protect themselves during Missouri Severe Weather Preparedness Week.
Missouri's annual Statewide Tornado Drill will also be held on Tuesday, March 8 at 10 a.m. On the day of the drill, NOAA Weather Radios set to receive the Routine Weekly Tests (RWTs) will alert listeners that the tornado drill has begun. Outdoor warning sirens will also sound across participating Missouri communities. At that time, participants should practice taking cover in heir designated shelter.
Schools, businesses and families are all encouraged to participate in the statewide tornado drill. Educators are encouraged to use the tornado drill as an opportunity to include tornado facts, meteorological information and safety tips into their lesson plans.
Each day of Missouri Severe Weather Week will focus on a different safety message:
Monday, March 7 - Receive Weather Information Day
Tuesday, March 8 - Tornado Safety Day
Wednesday, March 9 - Lightning Safety Day
Thursday, March 10 - Hail/Wind Safety Day
Friday, March 11 - Flood Safety Day
For more information, visit Missouri's Stormaware.mo.gov website.
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City Emergency Management Agency