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March 22, 2017
9:50 AM - 9:53 AM
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This 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.
Whitehall, OH 43213
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Statewide Tornado Drill

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Ohio’s Spring Severe Weather Awareness Week will be held March 19 - 25, 2017. Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security urges you and your organization to exercise a tornado safety plan during the Statewide Tornado Drill on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 9:50 a.m. Tornadoes are nature’s most violent windstorms and are the number one risk for Franklin County. Tornadoes develop from severe thunderstorms and can cause fatali-ties and destruction in a matter of seconds. Peak tornado season in Ohio is generally April through July, but tornadoes can and have occurred at any time, during any sea-son. More than 30 tornadic events have been reported in Franklin County since 1950. Designing and exercising a tornado safety plan for your establishment will help your organization respond safely in a real event.