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To focus attention upon the rapidly approaching tornado and severe weather season, state officials have designated the week of March 20 though the 26th as Severe Weather Preparedness Week throughout the State of Indiana.

In a release the Dubois County Emergency Management Agency says the purpose of the proclamation is to stress the importance of promoting the public’s awareness of what actions to take in case of tornadoes and other types of severe weather.

In conjunction with this proclamation, and in cooperation with the National Weather Service, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, the Indiana Department of Education and the Indiana State Police have selected Tuesday, March 22nd as the date for the Statewide Tornado Exercise.

They say should actual severe weather be a threat that day, the exercise will be held March 23rd.

There will be two exercises initiated this year by the Weather Service. The first will be initiated sometime between 10 and 10:30 am EDT primarily for the benefit of school participation, and the majority of the work force who are located at their place of employment at the time.

The second exercise will occur between 7:30 and 8 pm EDT in order to allow families the opportunity to practice their own personal safety measures at home.

Both exercises will be initiated by a “Test – Tornado Warning” announcement.

For more information please contact Tammy Humbert or Gary Fritz at Dubois County
Emergency Management at (812) 482-2202.

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