Statewide tornado drill to be held March 4

While tornadoes can occur at any time, late spring and summer are the prime tornado season in Ohio.

To remind and prepare residents for the danger of tornadoes, the Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management is encouraging all communities to participate in the Statewide Tornado Drill at 9:50 a.m. on Wednesday, March 4.

At this time, communities across the state of Ohio will test their tornado warning siren systems. In addition, an Emergency Alert System (EAS) warning message will be broadcast. We encourage all communities, schools, businesses and organizations to participate in this annual event by conducting their own tornado drills and reviewing their emergency plans.

The Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management will be following up to see how communities participated in the Tornado Drill.

Additional safety information for residents can be found at our website,

In addition, we are happy to support your public safety outreach programs with a speaker, representatives to answer questions, or with emergency management materials.

If you have questions, please contact us at 216-443-5700 or at

Larissa Paschyn

Larissa Paschyn is the Training & Outreach Specialist for the Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management.

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Volume 7, Issue 4, Posted 9:13 AM, 02.17.2015