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Severe Weather Awareness Week Includes Statewide Tornado Drill on Tuesday, March 6

February 20, 2018
The National Weather Service holds Severe Weather Awareness Week every year to encourage citizens to be prepared for severe weather emergencies year-round. This year, St. Peters encourages residents to participate in Severe Weather Awareness Week, March 4-10, 2018, to learn about severe weather safety including how to prepare for tornadoes, lightning, floods and more.

There will be a statewide tornado drill on Tuesday, March 6, at 10 a.m. Everyone is encouraged to participate in this test—whether at home, school or work, it’s important to practice seeking secure, safe shelter from severe weather. Residents are also encouraged to review their severe weather safety plans during Severe Weather Awareness Week and talk about what path they would take during severe weather.

The City of St. Peters will move its normal monthly test of the outdoor warning system in March to coincide with the statewide tornado drill. The City’s Office of Emergency Management will test outdoor sirens on Tuesday, March 6, at 10 a.m. (This test would normally take place at 9 a.m. on the first Monday of the month.) If the tornado drill is cancelled due to weather, the backup date will be Thursday, March 8, also at 10 a.m.

Learn more about Severe Weather Awareness Week at www.weather.gov/lsx/severeweek.

Learn more about emergency preparedness at the City of St. Peters’ website at www.stpetersmo.net. Click on the “Emergency Notifications Sign Up” link on the left-hand side of the home page to sign up to receive urgent messages from the City of St. Peters.

Other useful resources concerning weather emergencies include Missouri Storm Aware at stormaware.mo.gov and the Missouri State Emergency Management at sema.sps.mo.gov.