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Statewide tornado drill planned March 3

Posted by on February 27, 2020

Phelps County will participate in the 2020 statewide tornado drill, and residents should hear sirens at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 3. In case of severe weather on the day of the drill, the drill will be moved to 10 a.m. Thursday, March 5.

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Statewide tornado drill planned March 5

Posted by on March 4, 2019

Phelps County will participate in the 2019 statewide tornado drill, and residents should hear sirens at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 5. In case of severe weather on the day of the drill, the drill will be moved to 10 a.m. Thursday, March 7.

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Tornado drill planned March 6; evaluate your plan

Posted by on March 1, 2018

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The National Weather Service will test their severe weather alert and sirens during a statewide tornado drill at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, as part of Missouri’s Severe Weather Awareness Week. University Police recommends using this time to consider what you would do and where you would go in the case of an actual tornado warning.

During an actual tornado:

A tornado warning means that a tornado has been sighted or indicated by radar. The Rolla Police Department will activate the city’s outdoor sirens. When warning sirens sound:

  • Seek shelter, preferably in a designated area. Move to an interior hallway, under a stairwell or a room with no windows.
  • Stay away from outside walls, exterior doors and glass windows or partitions. Do not open windows.
  • Take cover under heavy furniture. Cover your head.
  • Check local radio and television stations concerning the tornado warning.
  • There is no all-clear message sounded through the siren system. However, Missouri S&T does send out all-clear messages through its mass notification system.

Here are a few resources and tips:

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