March 22, 2017
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.
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.