March 22, 2023
Statewide Tornado Drill
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
March 19 - 25, 2023 is Spring Severe Weather Awareness Week in Ohio. Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security urges you to exercise your tornado safety plan during the Statewide Tornado Drill at 9:50 a.m. Wednesday, March 22.
How to participate in the Drill
- Listen for the outdoor sirens at 9:50 a.m. on March 22nd and participate by practicing your safety plan.
- Note: The drill will take the place of the weekly Wednesday noon outdoor warning siren test in Franklin County. The system will be activated one time for three minutes — a longer tone than in the regular Wednesday noon test.
- If there is a threat of severe weather, the drill will be cancelled.
If you can’t participate in the tornado drill on March 22, conduct your own drill on another day this spring.
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