Statewide tornado siren test planned

HANCOCK COUNTY — Indiana broadcast stations will participate in a statewide tornado drill March 20 as a part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week.

The National Weather Service test of the statewide Emergency Alert System (EAS) will be at 10:15 a.m. and will be issued for 15 minutes.

Severe Weather Preparedness Week, which is March 18 to 24, and the tornado test drill help to ensure that the statewide Indiana EAS network is operating properly and is ready to respond in the event of a tornado warning in the state.

In the event of severe or inclement weather, the test will be rescheduled and held on March 21st.