THE CITY OF AURORA, IL ENCOURAGES PARTICIPATION IN STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL

The City of Aurora's Emergency Management Agency is encouraging schools, businesses, facilities, and the general public to participate in the annual statewide tornado drill at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 3

The week of March 1 to 7 is Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Illinois when citizens are encouraged to take steps to better prepare for tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and flooding.  

Each March, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, National Weather Service, and local emergency management agencies, including Aurora, work together to increase awareness of these severe weather hazards.

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Contact:

Joseph Jones | Emergency Management Coordinator

630-256-5801 | jjones@aurora-il.org

CITY ENCOURAGES PARTICIPATION 
IN STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL

(Aurora, Illinois) - The City of Aurora's Emergency Management Agency is encouraging schools, businesses, facilities, and the general public to participate in the annual statewide tornado drill at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 3. 

"The drill provides an excellent opportunity for everyone to review and test their severe weather preparedness plans and procedures," said Joseph Jones, Aurora Emergency Management Coordinator. 

The week of March 1 to 7 is Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Illinois when citizens are encouraged to take steps to better prepare for tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and flooding. Each March, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, National Weather Service, and local emergency management agencies, including Aurora, work together to increase awareness of these severe weather hazards.

 

Once again this year, Aurora schools, businesses and facilities participating in the drill are asked to complete a brief 2015 Statewide Tornado Drill Report Form.  The forms are available online by clicking on the Emergency Management tab on the City of Aurora's homepage at aurora-il.org, or by calling the Aurora Emergency Management office at 630-256-5801. 

 If severe weather is forecasted for March 3, the drill will be conducted at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 4.

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