MOUNT VERNON — In conjunction with the State of Ohio, the Knox County Commissioners have passed a resolution proclaiming March 1925, as Severe Weather Awareness Week. As part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, Knox County Emergency Management Agency will be encouraging the community to get prepared. On Tuesday, the county will be testing the reverse 911 capabilities which will include a reminder of the tornado drill scheduled for the following day.
On Wednesday, the county will be participating in the statewide tornado drill which is scheduled for 9:50 a.m. During this time the county will sound the outdoor warning sirens and the State of Ohio will test the Emergency Alert System. Schools, businesses, and households are encouraged to practice their tornado drills and emergency plans.
Be prepared. Develop an emergency plan, make an emergency supply kit, test your plan. For more information on how to be prepared, check out the Knox County Emergency Management Agency’s Facebook page.