(WGEM) - To help get cities emergency agencies and your family get prepared for severe weather, statewide tornado drills will be held in Illinois this week.
At 10 a.m. Tuesday, tornado sirens all across our local Illinois counties will sound. Missouri tests will take place at 1:30 p.m.
Adams County Emergency Management Director John Simon says that during the drill, families should practice their own disaster plan and where they should go when severe weather strikes.
County officials will also go over their tornado drill procedures inside the courthouse.
"It serves as a reminder for individuals, businesses, to test their plans when their weather radio goes off or when they hear the storm sirens go off. Gives them the opportunity to test their internal drills," Simon said.
While your local sirens will go off tomorrow for the drill, weather radios will not. According to the National Weather Service, due to the winter weather, weather radio testing won't happen until Wednesday.
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