Ohio's Severe Weather Awareness Week
In a coordinated effort with the Ohio Commission for Severe Weather Awareness (ACSWA), Governor John R Kasich proclaimed March 20-26 as Ohio’s Severe Weather Awareness Week.
On the Morning of Wednesday March 23rd Outdoor warning s sirens could be heard across Ohio. The outdoor warning sirens could be heard statewide at 9:50am and were active for more than one minute as part of a state -wide test to signal the start of Severe Weather Week and to remind Ohio residents to do their part to stay safe.
Lucas County alone has 131 outdoor warning sirens all of which were found to be functioning properly.
Schools, businesses, and households are encouraged that we take the time to prepare, practice their Tornado drills and emergency plans.
During a Tornado drill or actual tornado warnings, remember to Duck!
D-Go” DOWN” to the lowest level
U- Get “UNDER” something such as a basement staircase or heavy table or desk.
C-Be sure to “COVER” your Head
K-“KEEP” in shelter until storm has passed.