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Drill: Severe Weather Week Tornado Drill

  • 04/04/2012
  • 10:00 AM
  • Drill

Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes are one of Iowa's most common hazards. That is why it is important to prepare for these types of emergencies. Do you know what to do when severe weather affects your workplace? How do you know when it is time to seek shelter and where to go? Who gives you the all clear to return to your work area?


These are the types of questions and procedures we will check with the Annual Tornado Drill scheduled for Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. This drill is held in conjunction with the National Weather Service. This is a great opportunity for people to review their workplace weather procedures. This drill is statewide and all persons in Iowa are encouraged to participate in this drill.


The drill will proceed as follows:

10:00 a.m.: Tornado Watch (drill) given over NOAA Weather Radio.

10:15 a.m. Tornado Warning (drill) given over NOAA Weather Radio.

10:30 a.m. All clear (drill) given over NOAA Weather Radio.


If there is actual severe weather on April 4, 2012, the Drill will be postponed to April 5, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.


Please do not take this drill for granted. Use the thirty minutes of this exercise to make sure you know where to go, and the steps to take, when severe weather strikes.

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