Michigan statewide tornado drill scheduled for Wednesday

Published: Mar. 24, 2020 at 2:00 PM EDT
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A statewide tornado drill will be taking place Wednesday, March 25.

At 1 p.m., tornado sirens will be activated across the state.

Ingham County said to take this time to check your basement, or whatever area you use for shelter, and make sure it is cleaned and ready to use.

The county said there is no obligation to drill if you aren't in a position to shelter, take the time to think about where you would go if an actual tornado was coming when the sirens sound.

Eaton County announced Tuesday afternoon they will not be doing the drill.

"Due to the concerns and anxiety with COVID-19, Eaton County has CANCELED plans to test our procedures, including the testing of the Rave Alert system and outdoor warning sirens. We will have the normal monthly outdoor warning siren test on April 4th at 1 p.m. We encourage residents to review severe weather/tornado sheltering plans with your family during these next few weeks," said Michael Armitage, director of Eaton County Central Dispatch.

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