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Severe weather can strike at any time in Missouri, making it important for all of us to be prepared to find the most secure shelter available no matter where we are. Today's statewide tornado drill is an excellent opportunity for Missourians to practice their sheltering plans and ensure readiness in case of a severe weather emergency. The statewide drill provides schools, businesses and families with an opportunity to test their planning and readiness to be able to quickly seek appropriate shelter in case of a real severe weather emergency. By practicing and increasing readiness across the state, Missourians will feel confident and prepared in the event of actual severe weather emergencies.
Missouri’s annual Statewide Tornado Drill is part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, which includes:
Monday – Preparedness Day
Tuesday – Tornado Safety Day, including a tornado drill at 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday – Flash Flood Safety Day
Thursday – Severe Thunderstorm Day
Friday – NOAA Weather Radio Day