State wide tornado drill scheduled March 5th

The National Weather Service in Topeka will conduct a state-wide tornado drill at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. This test will be broadcast over NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio and many local television and radio stations. Weather permitting, local officials may also sound warning sirens. Area residents, businesses, and schools are urged to treat the drill as if it were an actual tornado warning.

Kansas experiences a wide variety of severe weather, including tornadoes, damaging winds, large hail, and flash flooding. Residents are encouraged to use Severe Weather Awareness Week March 4-8 to review severe weather safety plans.

Lincoln County Emergency Management utilizes the CivicReady service to broadcast text messages and/or emails to residents when severe weather is impacting the area. Sign up at or contact Emergency Manager David Dohe at 785-524-5005.

For more information about weather preparedness, tornado safety, lightning safety, hail/wind safety and flood safety, visit


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