The Kansas statewide TORNADO SAFETY DRILL is scheduled for today Tuesday, March 10th at 1:30pm. The National Weather Service Office in Hastings will issue a test tornado warning as part of this drill. As a result, local warning sirens, NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio, and the Emergency Alert System (EAS) will be activated upon receipt of this warning, to signal the start of the drill. Kansas residents should treat the drill as if it were an actual tornado emergency. The purpose of the annual drill is to test everyone's readiness for life-threatening severe weather events such as tornadoes, flash floods, large hail, and damaging winds. Thank you for your participitation!