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Posted on: March 5, 2018



Jefferson County Emergency Management, in cooperation with the Topeka National Weather Service, is promoting Kansas Severe Weather Awareness the week of March 4, 2018.

Every year, the National Weather Service (NWS) across Kansas conducts the state-wide Tornado Drill. 

The National Weather Service in Topeka will conduct a Tornado Drill @ 10am Tuesday, March 6. Everyone is encouraged to participate in the drill by practicing seeking secure, safe shelter from a tornado. This test will be broadcast over NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio and many local television and radio stations. Local officials may also sound their warning sirens. 

Area residents, businesses, and schools are urged to treat the drill as if it were an actual tornado warning.

On Tuesday morning March 6, 2018, Jefferson County Emergency Management will sound the Outdoor Warning Sirens for the Annual Statewide Drill at 10 a.m.  In the event of inclement weather the back up date for the Statewide Drill will be on March 8 at 10 a.m.

The Outdoor Warning Sirens will also be activated on the regular test day on Wednesday, March 7 at 11 a.m., weather permitting. 

Throughout the week, Jefferson County Emergency Management will provide a new topic of weather and preparedness information each day on our social media sites and on the County Website. 



Please visit the Jefferson County Emergency Management website at for more information related to Severe Weather Awareness.

If you have any questions please contact Emergency Manager Keith Jeffers at the Jefferson County Department of Emergency Management 785-403-0699.

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