Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Statewide Tornado Drill

  The Campbell County Office of Emergency Management will sound its Outdoor Warning Sirens as part of the Statewide Tornado Drill to be held on Tuesday March 4th, 2014 at 10:07am. The Outdoor Warning Sirens will not be activated if: The temperature is below 32 degrees, or if any Severe Weather Watches from the NWS are in place for Campbell County at the time of the drill. Local 12 News is reporting that the warning will take place tomorrow on the 5th!

  The Outdoor Warning Sirens are designed to provide an audible alert for persons that are just that -Outdoors. The system is not designed to provide an audible alert for those persons indoors. The function of the siren is to alert residents to TAKE SHELTER, go indoors and turn on the TV or radio to become informed. It's also important to remember to tune into local radio and TV stations. Most likely CNN or MSNBC and FOX will not tell you what's occurring in Campbell County.

   Campbell County Outdoor Warning Sirens will be only activated for weather emergencies when a TORNADO WARNING - is issued by the National Weather Service or a funnel cloud is seen by local public safety officials. When there is a threat of a tornado in Campbell County, the outdoor sirens will sound a tone for five (5) minutes. Seek safe shelter immediately when Outdoor Warning Sirens are activated!

For more info: http://www.campbellcountyky.org/index.php/home/news-a-events-103/423-outdoor-warning-siren-activation-statewide-tornado-drill

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