Tornado sirens will blare across Indiana today in the annual Severe Weather Preparedness Week test. Sirens will sound shortly after 10 a.m., and again around 7:30 p.m. in an effort to catch people both at work and at home.
Hamilton County emergency management director Tom Sivak says it’s a chance to remind yourself of your emergency plan, so you don‘t lose precious seconds in case of a real storm trying to figure out which room is the safest to retreat to.
Sivak recommends having an emergency kit prepared with three days‘ worth of food and water, and perhaps other essentials such as a change of clothes or important documents. He says the drill is a good time to double-check that kit.
Indiana University is on spring break, but will conduct its own test alongside the sirens, sending texts, emails and social-media messages to students and staff at all eight IU campuses.