(KFVS) - As a part of Missouri’s 2013 Severe Weather Awareness Week, March 4 – 8, the State Emergency Management agency will conduct a state wide tornado drill on Tuesday, March 5 at 1:30 p.m.
If Missouri is experiencing statewide severe weather conditions, the drill will be moved to Thursday, March 7 at 1:30 p.m.
Local communities participating in this year’s tornado drill include City of Scott City, City of Jackson, Southeast Missouri State University, City of Cape Girardeau and Village of Allenville.
The drill will be initiated by the National Weather Service office over the Weather Tone Alert Radios. Each of the city’s 9-1-1 Communication Centers will then activate outdoor warning sirens as well as broadcast the tornado message using a variety of methods.