Dubois County EMA Announces Details of Statewide Tornado Exercise Scheduled For March 19th

From Dubois County EMA

COUNTYWIDE--   To focus attention upon the rapidly approaching tornado and severe weather season, the week of March 17-23, 2019 is designated Severe Weather Preparedness Week throughout the State of Indiana. 

The purpose of this proclamation is to stress the importance of promoting the public’s awareness of what actions to take in case of tornadoes and other types of severe weather.

In conjunction with this proclamation, and in cooperation with the National Weather Service, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, the Indiana Department of Education and the Indiana State Police, Tuesday, March 19, 2019 has been selected as the date for the Statewide Tornado Exercise which will be initiated at approximately 10:15 a.m. (EDT). 

Should actual severe weather be a threat that day, the exercise will be held on March 20. There will not be an evening exercise this year. Y

our assistance and participation in this annual exercise will help to improve our tornado preparedness and severe storms awareness programs and plans. 

Our goal is to prevent, if possible, or at least reduce the potential number of deaths and injuries from tornadoes and other severe storms this season.