Lennie Shepperson, director of Boyle County Emergency Management, said a statewide severe weather drill will be conducted about 10:07 a.m. Tuesday.
Outdoor warning sirens, cable alert messages and weather alert monitors will be activated. Sirens will run for their full three-minute time cycle. They are normally tested for less than a minute to hear if they operate properly.
Schools, industries and the general public are asked to participate in the drill. Here’s how:
Activate your severe weather (tornado) plan. Practice taking shelter — it is more educational for the students, employees or family members than just talking about it. Make awareness of storm procedures a topic at family, staff and/or safety talks.
Storms are more prevalent during the spring. Here’s some safety tips:
- Listen to weather reports before turning in for the night. Storms can and often do occur at night, which makes them even more horrifying.
- Keep an eye to the sky. Always be alert for the weather conditions around you, wherever you are.
- Never walk or drive through water running over a roadway or sidewalk. It doesn’t take much running water to sweep someone’s feet from under them or to float a vehicle.
- Take shelter in a basement, if you have one. If not, seek shelter in a small interior room such as a closet or bathroom on the first floor.
- Do you have a weather alert radio? If not, you should. Take it with you to your shelter. Change the batteries at least once a year.