Tornado sirens sound for statewide drill

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Tornado sirens sounded statewide at 9:50 a.m. in an effort to prepare for tornadoes and other weather disasters.

In October 2013, a tornado came though Vandalia destroying homes and knocking over trees.

These types of disasters can be devastating and that is why Governor John Kasich wants you to be ready during Ohio’s Spring Severe Weather Awareness Week.

All Ohio counties will sound warning sirens and the Emergency Alert System will broadcast a test message.

The Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness encourages families, schools and businesses to review their emergency preparedness plans, practice tornado and fire drills. They also believe the safest place to be during a tornado is a basement. If the building has no basement or cellar, go the lowest level of the building, such as a bathroom or closet or interior hallway. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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