Tornado sirens sound for statewide drill

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.

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