Red Cross working to keep you ahead of storm

The Red Cross offers a cellphone app that uses your phone's location, and if there is a tornado warning for that area, you are alerted.
The Red Cross offers a cellphone app that uses your phone's location, and if there is a tornado warning for that area, you are alerted. (WDTN Photo/Jamar Black)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Ohioans know from experience: When it comes to weather, be prepared for anything.

Governor John Kasich has designated March 1-7 as Ohio’s Severe Weather Awareness Week.  As part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, the state of Ohio will participate in a statewide tornado drill and test its Emergency Alert System on Wednesday, March 4 at 9:50 a.m. During this time, Ohio counties will sound and test their outdoor warning sirens. Schools, businesses and households are encouraged to practice their tornado drills and emergency plans.

The Red Cross recommends using severe weather week to make a family plan and put together a disaster kit. Another tool recommend is downloading Red Cross apps. Find more information at: http://www.redcross.org/news/event/National-Severe-Weather-Preparedness-Week

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