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Severe Weather Awareness Week March 19 - 25, 2023

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Severe Weather Awareness Week March 19 - 25, 2023

Mar 16, 2023

Severe Weather Awareness week is next week, March 19-25, 2023. Local emergency management agencies are reaching out to promote preparedness actions in their communities. More information about preparedness actions residents can take are available on emergency management agency websites and social media listed in the press release.  Click here for press release.

Three quick and easy actions residents can take to ensure they are prepared are to:

  1. Stay Informed: Have multiple ways to receive alerts. As a reminder, outdoor warning sirens are meant to alert people in open outside areas and should NOT be relied upon to provide sufficient warning INDOORS or in NOISY AREAS.
  1. Build a Kit: Build an emergency preparedness kit with disaster items like water, nonperishable food, and a flashlight.
  1. Make a Plan: Discuss and document what your family would do during a disaster including how you would communicate and where you would go.


The State of Ohio is conducting a statewide tornado drill on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 9:50 a.m. HOWEVER, as multiple counties test their outdoor warning sirens on a different schedule, several counties will NOT activate their outdoor warning sirens during this drill to avoid confusion.

           Counties NOT activating their outdoor warning sirens include:

  • Butler
  • Clermont
  • Hamilton
  • Highland
  • Warren

Counties activating their outdoor warning sirens include:

  • Brown
  • Clinton
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