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(Neb.)-Test Tornado Warning To Be Issued March 27th

By: Jeremy Anderson Posted at: 03/21/2013 01:13 PM

(Chadron)-The week of March 25-29 has been designated as Severe Weather Awareness Week across Nebraska. On Wednesday March 27 at approximately 9:30 A.M. a test tornado warning will be issued by the National Weather Service. In conjunction with this test tornado warning, the Chadron Police Department 911 Communications Center will sound the sirens in the communities of Chadron, Crawford and Harrison. This will allow the public the opportunity to hear the sirens and the tone that is used to alert these communities during a tornado warning. The sirens will sound a three minute continuous steady tone.  
Please remember, the warning sirens are not designed to alert you inside a building. The sirens are designed mainly to notify people who are outside and may be in the path of an approaching storm to help ensure you receive ample notification, invest in a NOAA all hazards radio that can be purchased at any electronic store. These radios are designed to sound an audible alert when severe weather approaches. 
Residents, schools, businesses and any other public organization are encouraged to participate during this tornado drill. Have a plan. Know what to do when a tornado warning is issued for your area. If you are at home, seek shelter in a basement or lowest possible floor away from windows and doors. If you live in a mobile home, abandon it and seek shelter in a ditch or ravine. Have a plan and know what to do when severe weather threatens the area. While we cannot prevent tornadoes, we can certainly protect ourselves and save lives. 
If you have any questions, please contact 911 Director Tony Serbousek at 308 432 0510. 


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