It’s Time For Annual Tornado Drill In Northeast Iowa
Many northeast Iowans will hear tornado sirens in their community on Wednesday.
As part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, the Storm Prediction Center will issue a test tornado watch for all 99 counties in Iowa, starting at 10 AM and continuing until 11 AM.
At 10:15 AM, communities that take part in the exercise will sound their tornado warning sirens.
A severe weather statement will be issued at 10:35 AM, canceling the Tornado warning test.
The test tornado watch drill will end at 11 AM.
Each day this week, the National Weather Service has designated a severe weather phenomenon, such as lightning, hail, and flash flooding.
During Wednesday's test tornado warning, residents are urged to think about their course of action, should a real threat develops.