Ohio State prepares for severe weather with statewide tornado drill

Tornado sirens will sound across the Columbus and regional campuses of The Ohio State University Wednesday morning as a reminder of the state’s Severe Weather Awareness Week.

The annual statewide tornado drill is part of the effort to encourage Ohioans to learn what to do to protect themselves from spring and summer weather hazards, including home emergencies. That includes the campus community.

“The safety of our campus community is our No. 1 priority,” said Robert Armstrong, director of Emergency Management & Fire Prevention in the Department of Public Safety. “If a tornado is reported by the National Weather Service, automatic Buckeye Alert text messages will be sent to the impacted campus community.”

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