Severe Weather Preparedness Week is March 10-16, 2024; statewide tornado drill set for Tuesday, March 12

Last Updated on March 10, 2024 by Indiana Department of Homeland Security

In the months of February, March, April and May, Hoosiers know to expect all kinds of weather. From snow and ice to thunderstorms and tornadoes, Indiana experiences a wide range of weather. 

That is why Gov. Eric J. Holcomb proclaimed March 10-16 as Severe Weather Preparedness Week.

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) collaborates with the National Weather Service during Severe Weather Preparedness Week to educate Hoosiers about the possibility of severe weather and remind them that they are their own first line of defense when protecting their families and communities. 

“We experience severe weather frequently, but we cannot overlook how we prepare for these storms. Check in with your family members, make sure they know what to do and when to do it if a storm approaches,”  said IDHS Emergency Management and Preparedness Director Mary Moran. 

IDHS encourages all families, schools and workplaces to make tornado safety plans. You can practice these plans during the statewide tornado drill at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, March 12. The drill will be broadcasted as an Emergency Alert System (EAS) on television and radio. 

Throughout the week, IDHS will share severe weather safety tips on Facebook, X (formerly known as Twitter) and Instagram. Follow IDHS and use the hashtags #SevereWx and #SWPW.

SOURCE: News release from Indiana Department of Homeland Security

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