Statewide tornado drill for Severe Weather Week

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Severe Weather Preparedness Week, from March 16 to 22 as proclaimed by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, continues across the state. The week is designed to help Hoosiers get in the mindset of the severe weather season.

A statewide tornado drill will take place Thursday, March 20. The Emergency Alert System will sound twice, between 10:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and again between 7:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. The test will be broadcast over radio and television stations across the state. In addition, the monthly test will be broadcast that same day at 2:50 p.m., as this is the third Thursday of the month.

Indiana’s Department of Homeland Security said families, schools and businesses should use this time to practice safety action plans. IDHS said make sure to take time and discuss it with your children as well.

Severe weather season here in Indiana peaks between April and July. Remember the difference between a Watch and a Warning. A Watch means conditions are right for the event to happen. A Warning means the conditions are happening now and to seek shelter immediately.

If you would like more information on how to be prepared, visit Indiana’s Severe Weather section. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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