Tornado drill set for Wednesday morning


As part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, Delaware County will participate in a statewide tornado drill on Wednesday at 9:50 a.m.

At this time, many Delaware County jurisdictions will sound and test their outdoor warning sirens. The general public, schools and businesses are encouraged to practice their tornado drills and sheltering plans.

This is an opportunity for employers, business owners and the general public to learn where to shelter during a storm. Know the safest location at home and/or work. If you are a business owner you can post this information in a centrally located area of your building, so employees and patrons know where to safely shelter in your facility.

Remember: Outdoor warning sirens throughout Delaware County will sound during this drill, be aware this is only a drill and sirens will NOT sound if there is severe weather in the area.

Delaware County offers DELCO ALERTS for anyone wishing to receive emergency notifications from Delaware County, including severe weather alerts. To sign-up, visit and click on DELCO ALERTS. Questions regarding weather safety, where to shelter, receiving emergency

communications and preparedness may be directed to Delaware County Emergency Management at 740-833-2180.

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