Governor Mike Pence has proclaimed March 24 through 30, 2013 as Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana. The National Weather Service, in conjunction with the Indiana State Police, Indiana Homeland Security, the Department of Education, the Broadcasters Association, the American Red Cross, Amateur Radio Operators and Boone County public service agencies, including the Boone County Emergency Management Agency, will conduct statewide and local tests of communication systems on Wednesday, March 27 at 10:15 AM EDT and 7:35 PM EDT.
If weather postpones the tests, make-up drill day is Thursday, March 28 at the same times.
The goal of Severe Weather Preparedness Week is to better educate people about the hazards of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes, and to help everyone be prepared should severe weather occur.
The Boone County Emergency Management Office has some all hazard weather radios available for the vulnerable populations in Boone County, especially those in mobile homes and people who are economically disadvantaged. Please contact the office at 765-483-4428.
Are you prepared? Click on the link below for Severe Weather Safety Tips