Stories tagged with: Tornado Siren testing

March 5, 2014 - 11:52am
20 weeks 6 hours ago

Tornado sirens sound throughout the state as part of severe weather awareness week.

In Muskingum County the sheriff's office dispatch center sets off the sirens as part of the test. The dispatch center can sound sirens for the entire county or certain portions.

"It's like everything else you seldom need it but you want to make sure when you need it it works," said Sheriff Matt Lutz. "It's kind of like back up generator your always want to try it before you...

March 27, 2012 - 6:06pm
2 years 16 weeks ago

Emergency Management Agencies across Ohio are gearing up for a state-wide test of outdoor tornado sirens Wednesday as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week.

Tornado season in Ohio typically runs from April through July, but as seen earlier this month, severe weather can happen when conditions are ideal.

On March 2nd, The National Weather Service reported Seven Tornadoes in the Buckeye State-- the strongest being an EF-3 tornado producing winds between 136-165 mph.

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