Missouri and Kansas Statewide Severe Weather Tornado Drill

On Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at 10:00 AM State Emergency Management 
and the NWS will conduct a Statewide Severe Weather Tornado Drill. 


Every school, citizen, and business is encouraged to participate in the drill. 

NWS Kansas City/Pleasant Hill will advertise the tornado drill on our Twitter and Facebook accounts.  Local warning sirens and the NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio  will be activated to signal the start of the drill.

The NWS encourages everyone to consider participating by simply sheltering-in-place or discussing sheltering options/plans among co-workers/family members.  

The purpose of the drill is to test everyone’s readiness for life-threatening severe weather events such as tornadoes, flash floods, and damaging winds. Local
officials may sound warning sirens to initiate the drill.