On Wednesday...April 18th..the National Weather Service...will use NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards to conduct a statewide tornado drill. The national weather service will use the routine weekly test (RWT) on NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards to simulate an actual tornado warning. Each National Weather Service office serving Michigan will conduct the test drills for their county warning area around 100 pm EDT.

Everyone is encouraged to participate in the statewide tornado drill for your area. Now is the time to review your severe weather plans.  Know what to do and where to go if a warning is issued for your area.

The test drill will be broadcast on NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards using the EAS/SAME code of RWT (Routine Weekly Test).

Throughout this week...the National Weather Service will feature statements describing some of the things you  should know in the event of severe thunderstorms...tornadoes... and flash floods. Educational material is available upon request.  Call or write your local National Weather Service office...the Red Cross...or your local emergency management office.

Educational material can also be viewed over the internet at

Other outreach information can be found over the internet at

On Wednesday...we will take a look at tornado safety rules.


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