Kentucky Tornado Drill Cancelled

The Kentucky state wide tornado drill that was scheduled for Tuesday March 6th, has been cancelled.

Details for a possible reschedule date/time will be provided at a later time.

 ...KENTUCKY TORNADO DRILL SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY MARCH 6 HAS BEEN
POSTPONED...
...SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS CAMPAIGNS FOR OUR REGION...

EACH MARCH STATEWIDE SEVERE WEATHER CAMPAIGNS ARE HELD IN OUR REGION
TO RAISE THE PUBLIC`S AWARENESS OF THE THREAT SEVERE WEATHER EVENTS
CAN HAVE ON OUR LIVES...AND TO EDUCATE AND PREPARE EVERYONE FOR
TORNADOES...LARGE HAIL...DAMAGING THUNDERSTORM WINDS AND FLASH
FLOODING. THESE EVENTS INCREASE IN FREQUENCY AND SOMETIMES
MAGNITUDE IN THE EARLY SPRING. APRIL AND MAY ARE OUR PEAK MONTHS
FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS. THE SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS
CAMPAIGNS WILL PROVIDE A FOCUSED EFFORT TO BETTER PREPARE EVERYONE
FOR THE UPCOMING SEVERE WEATHER SEASON. A MAJOR PART OF EACH
STATEWIDE CAMPAIGN IS THE TORNADO DRILL. THE TORNADO DRILL IS A
TIME THAT EVERYONE...INCLUDING PEOPLE AT HOME...BUSINESSES...
HOSPITALS AND SCHOOLS SHOULD EXECUTE THEIR TORNADO PLANS OF ACTION
TO ENSURE TIMELY AND PROPER ACTION DURING AN ACTUAL TORNADO.

THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF EACH STATE`S CAMPAIGN DATES AND TORNADO
DRILL DATE AND TIME. NOTE THAT EACH STATE WILL UTILIZE THE *TOR*
CODE FOR SPECIFIC AREA MESSAGING ENCODE (SAME) AND THE EMERGENCY
ALERT SYSTEM (EAS). THIS WILL ENSURE THE MOST ACCURATE TEST OF THE
COMMUNICATION INFRASTRUCTURE...INCLUDING PROPER NOAA ALL-HAZARDS
WEATHER RADIO RECEPTION.

STATE     CAMPAIGN DATES        TORNADO DRILL DATE/APPROX. TIME
-----     --------------        -------------------------------

KENTUCKY     MARCH 1-31            POSTPONED*

ILLINOIS          MARCH 4 -10           MARCH 6/ 10 AM CST TOR

MISSOURI       MARCH 12-16           MARCH 13/ 1 PM CST TOR

INDIANA          MARCH 18-24           MARCH 21/ 9:15 AM CST
                          MARCH 21/ 6:35 PM CST


* POSTPONED DUE TO THE RECENT DEADLY TORNADO OUTBREAK. DETAILS ON A
POSSIBLE RESCHEDULED DATE/TIME WILL BE PROVIDED AT A LATER TIME.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SEE WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PAH OR CONTACT NWS
PADUCAH WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST...RICK SHANKLIN AT
(270) 559-2724.



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