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Annual Statewide Tornado Drill on Wednesday, March 23 at 9:50 am 

Monday, Mar 21, 2022 at 3:00 pm

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Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security (FCEM&HS) is urging the community to participate in the annual Statewide Tornado Drill at 9:50 am on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 when the Franklin County Outdoor Warning Siren System will be activated. The sirens will be activated one time for three minutes – a longer tone than used in the regular Wednesday noon test. The test tone will be the same “tornado warning” tone which would be used in an actual tornado warning.

The 9:50 am March 23 siren activation will be in place of the regular weekly Wednesday noon test of the Franklin County Outdoor Warning Siren System. Area schools, businesses and residents are urged to participate.  

The drill is part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, March 20-26, 2022 to remind the public that with spring comes the possibility of tornadoes, thunderstorms, floods, hail, lighting strikes, and power outages.

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