Warren County Emergency Management has identified, Iowa's Severe Weather Awareness Week will be March 27-31. Please review all current plans and procedures concerning severe weather events in you departments. These will include:
Monday: Severe Thunderstorms
Tuesday: Receiving Warning Information
Wednesday: Tornadoes (See details below)
Thursday: Family Preparedness
For your planning purposes, want to clarify the times of the upcoming Iowa Statewide Tornado Drill on Wednesday, March 29th. A Test Tornado Watch will be issued at 10:00 AM for the entire state followed by the Test Tornado Warning around 10:30 AM.
The tornado drill is scheduled for Wednesday March 29, 2017. In case of severe weather, Thursday March 30th and Friday March 31st are identified backup days.
10:00 AM – Test Tornado Watch issued for Iowa. The test watch will tone alert on NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio.
Around 10:30 AM – Test Tornado Warnings for Iowa counties issued. The test warning will alert on NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio.
11:00 AM – Test Tornado Watch expires.