DELAWARE, Ohio — Tornado sirens in Delaware County and across the state will be tested earlier than usual Wednesday as part of a statewide tornado drill.
Tornado sirens will be tested at 9:50 a.m. on March 22. This takes the place of the normal weekly test.
The statewide drill is part of Severe Weather Awareness week.
“Severe weather can impact Ohio at any time of year, so it’s important that residents are prepared for the possibility of a weather emergency,” said Governor Mike DeWine. “Spring Severe Weather Awareness Week allows Ohioans the opportunity to learn more about severe weather and be prepared before, during, and after a storm.”
Businesses, schools and households are encouraged to practice tornado drills and emergency plans at this time.
“Ohio’s weather can often be unpredictable, especially in the spring when temperatures fluctuate between warm and cold which can be a recipe for severe weather, or even tornadoes,” said Ohio Emergency Management Agency Executive Director Sima Merick. “We encourage all Ohioans to make or review an existing emergency plan and be prepared.”