Indiana statewide tornado drill Tuesday

NOW: Indiana statewide tornado drill Tuesday


The Indiana statewide tornado drill will take place on Tuesday morning, March 15, as part of severe weather preparedness week.

If you live in Indiana, you may hear sirens blaring between 10 and 10:30 a.m. You may also get an alert on your phone, including one from our ABC57 First Warning Neighborhood Weather app.

There is no risk of severe weather today; it is just a drill to run through your emergency plan. Many schools and businesses will take part in the drill this morning.

It's a good opportunity to think about how you get severe weather information. A good first step is downloading our app if you don't already have it. Make sure to turn on your notifications, so you will see alerts for any watches or warnings getting into severe weather season.

Remember to brush up on your family's emergency plan. Do you have an emergency kit? Some staples for the kit include: food, water, and a phone charger.

Where is your home's safe spot? It's important for all of your family members to know this before we get to an actual emergency. Don't forget to include plans for your pets to stay safe, too.

An interior room in your house, away from windows, is a good choice. Your basement is also a safe spot.

If you live in an apartment building, go to the lowest floor for shelter.

If you live in a mobile home, shelter at a nearby business or home. It isn't safe to stay in a mobile home during a tornado.

For those in Michigan, you won't miss out on the drill. The Mitten State's tornado drill will take place on Wednesday, March 23, at 1 p.m.

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