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Mayor announces city-wide tornado drill March 28
By Adam Herman
Released/Published: Mar 25, 2008

Effort is part of statewide observance of “Severe Weather Awareness Week”

CANTON, Ohio – Mayor William J. Healy II announced Tuesday that, in conjunction with tornado drills being conducted across the state of Ohio this week, the City of Canton will conduct a tornado warning alert at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, March 28.   The Mayor advised residents not to be concerned that their safety is in danger, as the tornado sirens will only be a test of the warning system.

“It is crucial that everyone is alert during this time of year,” Healy said. “With tornado season now upon us, making sure that everyone knows what to do in an emergency situation is of utmost importance. Hopefully Canton businesses, schools, and families will be able to use this as an opportunity to plan for such an emergency.”

Air sirens will begin promptly at 10:00 A.M., and will conclude within five to ten minutes. Residents are encouraged to practice safety drills during this procedure to prepare for a real-life weather emergency.

“The last thing we want is for our residents to find themselves unprepared during a disaster situation. Hopefully this exercise will make sure that we are staying watchful during severe weather season,” Healy said.

For more information about safety and other emergency preparedness plans, residents are encouraged to visit weathersafety.ohio.gov to find sample plans and helpful tips for dealing with a weather-related emergency.


Contact Information: Adam Herman - (330) 438-4304 - adam.herman@cantonohio.gov

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