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Annual statewide tornado drill to be held Tuesday afternoon

Monday, March 12, 2012 | 7:09 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Eighty warning sirens will go off at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Boone County, heralding the annual statewide tornado drill.

The drill is administered by the state Office of Emergency Management and is a part of "Severe Weather Awareness Week."

The office uses the drill as an opportunity for schools and workplaces to review disaster plans and learn about the sirens, according to a news release.

A quick look:

  • The sirens sound for three minutes.
  • There is no "all-clear" siren. A second activation means a new threat.
  • A policy created to avoid confusion requires that the county's outdoor sirens always sound throughout the county, regardless of the threat's actual location.

In the case of threatening weather on Tuesday, the drill would be postponed to Thursday.


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