Statewide Tornado Drill is today

Statewide Tornado Drill is today

ILLINOIS (RFD) — The National Weather Service wants you to be aware of the potential for severe weather again this spring. The NWS and Illinois Emergency Management Agency will be conducting a statewide tornado drill Tuesday, and you will likely hear tornado sirens and emergency alerts if you are listening to the radio, watching TV, or subscribe to a text-message alert system.

WeatherSpotter Training Coordinator John Nell says the more advance warning you have when the weather turns severe, the more prepared you can be, so this is a great time to either create or assess your plan when severe weather strikes.

Nell reminds there are a number of different ways to receive weather warnings, including through a weather radio, notifications on your smart phone, and local radio station.