Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security (FCEM&HS) participated in the annual Statewide Tornado Drill at 9:50 a.m. on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. The Franklin County Outdoor Warning Siren System was activated one time for three minutes and the results are in!
FCEM&HS is pleased to report that 100% of the 196 outdoor warning sirens sounded for the 3-minute drill. No maintenance is required for 97% of them and only 5 sirens require nonessential repairs. FCEM&HS would like to thank the 51 volunteer siren watchers for participating and the media for covering the annual drill.
Don't for get to record your participation by clicking the link below:
Statewide Tornado Drill Participation Survey
Be sure to provide your email address to receive a participation certificate. The annual drill is part of Ohio’s Spring Severe Weather Awareness Week, March 19th-25th, to remind the public that with spring comes the possibility of tornadoes, thunderstorms, floods, hail, lighting strikes, and power outages.