FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Mar. 2, 2015
Statewide Tornado Drill to be held in KC on March 3 at 1:30 p.m.
Kansas City, Missouri, is helping to prepare residents for severe weather by participating in Missouri’s Severe Weather Awareness week. This effort represents an ongoing partnership with the National Weather Service, the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency, and local Emergency Management to help prepare Missourians for spring severe weather.
Please note the following dates and times, which may impact City business:
Tuesday, March 3 | 1:30 p.m. | Tornado Siren Test
Kansas City, MO will participate in the statewide tornado drill scheduled as part of severe weather awareness week on Tuesday March 3, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. by sounding the tornado outdoor warning sirens (weather permitting). The regularly scheduled tornado siren test on Wednesday March 4th at 11:00 AM will be canceled.
Media inquiries regarding the tornado siren test may be directed to Gene Shepherd, Emergency Manager, at 816-513-8601.
Friday, March 6 | 1:30 p.m. | Annual City Hall Tornado Drill
City Hall will conduct a tornado drill at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 6. During this time, all employees and customers in the building will be directed to take shelter. The City’s 311 Action Center will be closed from approximately 1:15-1:45 p.m. to participate in the tornado drill.
Media inquiries regarding the tornado drill at City Hall may be directed to Eric Hallerud, at 816-513-1430.
To learn more about severe weather risks and emergency preparedness please visit the Kansas City, MO Office of Emergency Management webpage at /oem.