Statewide tornado drill postponed until Thursday

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 | 12:20 a.m. CST

COLUMBIA — A statewide tornado drill planned for today has been postponed until 1:30 p.m. Thursday because of possible threatening weather, according to the City of Columbia.

The Columbia/Boone County Office of Emergency Management will activate outdoor warning sirens across the county at 1:30 p.m.

In 2009, three people died and 11 were injured in storms that produced tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service.

A press release from the city said that schools, businesses, hospitals and government offices are encouraged to practice their emergency drills in observance of Severe Weather Awareness Week.


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