Annual Statewide Tornado Drill

Annual Statewide Tornado Drill is March 5 at 9:50 a.m.

FCEMHS is urging the community to participate in the annual Statewide Tornado Drill at 9:50 a.m. on Wednesday, March 5, when the Franklin County Outdoor Warning Siren system will be activated for a longer tone (three minutes) than in the regular Wednesday noon tests. Designing and exercising a tornado safety plan for your home or establishment will help you respond safely in a real event. FCEM&HS is reaching out directly to more than 1,800 area schools, businesses and agencies to urge them to participate in the statewide tornado drill March 5 and complete an online survey about their participation. Visit for more information.