The Kalamazoo County Office of Emergency Management and the Portage Department of Public Safety – Fire Division will participate in a Statewide Tornado Drill on Wednesday, March 24 at 1 PM. This tornado drill is part of Severe Weather Awareness Week from March 21 – 27. When the siren sounds or you get an alert during the Statewide Tornado Drill, take a moment to think:
- What will you do?
- Where will you go?
- Do you have a plan?
- Do you have a way to get alerts?
- How will you communicate?
Wherever you find yourself (especially outdoors), the time to answer these questions is during a drill, not when you are facing the real thing.
During Severe Weather Awareness Week, the Kalamazoo Office of Emergency Management (facebook.com/KalamazooCoOEM) and Portage Department of Public Safety (facebook.com/PortageDepartmentofPublicSafety) will post severe weather awareness tips and topics to their Facebook pages. Tune in all week to learn about staying safe in severe weather. Visit www.michigan.gov/miready for more information.