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Missouri and Kansas to conduct statewide tornado drill Tuesday

Monday officially kicks off Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Missouri and Kansas and on Tuesday, both states will conduct a statewide tornado drill.

Posted: Mar 4, 2019 11:02 AM
Updated: Mar 4, 2019 1:20 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Monday officially kicks off Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Missouri and Kansas and on Tuesday, both states will conduct a statewide tornado drill.

The drill will happen on Tuesday, March 5, at 10 a.m., according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

The NWS Kansas City office will issue a test tornado warning as part of the drill. Local sirens, weather radios, and the Emergency Alert System (EAS) will be activated for the test.

Local schools and residents are asked to participate in this drill.

The purpose behind the drill is to test people's readiness for severe weather events such as tornadoes, flash floods and damaging winds. 

For more information about the drill, click here.

Saint Joseph
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Maryville
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Savannah
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Cameron
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Rain chances continued on Tuesday afternoon for northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas. Shower chances continue throughout the day Tuesday and into Wednesday morning. Wednesday we will see cooler temperatures across the area with highs only in the lower 40's. Temperatures will be on the mild side in the 40s and 50s into the later half of the week.
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