Indiana conducting statewide tornado drill today - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Indiana conducting statewide tornado drill today

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Division of Homeland Security and the National Weather Service are staging a statewide tornado drill in Indiana today.

Two drills were planned for Wednesday. The drill allows each county to test its warning sirens in a simulated emergency situation and provide the opportunity for businesses and schools to test their severe weather procedures.

The first test was held at 10:15 a.m., and the second test is set for 7:35 p.m. The National Weather Service will also send out tone alerts over NOAA Weather Radios.

Remember: outdoor warning sirens are for outdoor warnings only, so if you're indoors or sleeping, it's possible you may not hear the sirens.

That's why Homeland Security and the National Weather Service recommend purchasing special radios that automatically turn on and sound alerts during severe weather events.

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