Tornado Warning sirens to be tested March 25

Wednesday, March 25 at about 10 a.m., Allamakee County will be participating in the State of Iowa Tornado Drill as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, which is observed March 23-27. The intent will be to activate the warning sirens in each of the towns in Allamakee County when the National Weather Service issues a test Tornado Warning around the 10 a.m. timeframe.

County facilities will be conducting a tornado drill at that same time and this will also allow the County 911 Dispatch Center to test its remote activation capability with each of these sirens in communities within the county. This function allows for a quick activation of warning sirens alerting of any tornado warning. In the event of actual or potential severe weather on that date, the test will be rescheduled.

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