Tornado drill scheduled for March 29

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Tornado drill scheduled for March 29

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln will participate in the Nebraska/Iowa tornado drill conducted by the National Weather Service between 10-11 a.m. March 29.

The National Weather Service will conduct a tornado drill at 10 a.m. with a test tornado warning drill at 10:30 a.m.

As long as no actual severe weather is occurring or expected, a simulated “Tornado Watch” message will be issued through area radio and TV stations and outdoor emergency sirens will be tested. The university will also test campus systems in conjunction with the drill. The drill may be postponed in the event of inclement weather.

The test warning will be sent through all communication channels normally used for severe weather alerts, including: public alert/weather radios; outdoor warning sirens; indoor voice amplification systems; and UNL Alert.

All students, faculty and staff are asked to participate and familiarize themselves with the locations of designated shelters and with tornado warning procedures.

Mark Robertson, emergency preparedness coordinator for University Police, said the drill is necessary to test campus emergency communications systems and procedures.

The university’s tornado warning policy is available online.

To sign up for UNL Alert messages, click here.

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