Severe Weather Awareness Week


In a coordinated effort with the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness (OCSWA), Governor John R. Kasich, proclaims March 20-26 as Ohio’s Severe Weather Awareness Week.

One thing that is consistent about Ohio’s weather is its inconsistency.  This month already, we have had highs in the 60s with heavy rain one day, and highs in the 30s with snow the next.  No matter the climate prediction it is always important to be prepared to handle any weather situation.

What better time to check out your preparedness that during Severe Weather Awareness Week.  During this campaign, we hope that you will review your disaster plan (or make a disaster plan); practice a tornado drill and fire drill; and assemble emergency supply kits.

As part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, the state of Ohio will participate in a statewide tornado drill and test its Emergency Alert System (EAS) on Wednesday, March 23 at 9:50.  During this time, communities will sound and test their outdoor warning sirens.  Schools, businesses, and households are encouraged to practice their tornado drills and emergency plans.