CARMEL, Ind. – Recent deadly tornados in Alabama that killed 23, and Thursday’s storms in south-central Indiana highlight the need for residents in the Hoosier state to be prepared for the potential of life-threatening severe weather this spring.
Indiana Severe Weather Preparedness Week is March 17 – 23. The Indiana Broadcasters Association (IBA), in cooperation with the National Weather Service (NWS), is conducting a test of the state Emergency Alert System (EAS) on Tuesday, March 19, at 10:15 a.m. The test will include a Live Tornado Warning Alert to ensure the system is working properly in the event of an actual tornado.
“Testing our state’s EAS is critical to saving lives,” said IBA Executive Director Dave Arland. He added that making sure that alerts are broadcast on local radio stations like QMIX 107.3, KORN 100.3, and MOJO 102.9, allows
“Hoosiers should review their tornado safety procedures and practice those actions during the statewide test,’ says Indianapolis NWS meteorologist Dan McCarthy.
In the event of severe or inclement weather on March 19, the test will be rescheduled for the morning of Wednesday, March 20.