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Posted on: March 19, 2017

2017 Severe Weather Awareness


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

Friday: Flooding

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.

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