Tornado sirens to be tested twice today

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Jake Magee
Thursday, April 20, 2017

MADISON—Tornado warning sirens will sound this afternoon and evening as part of a statewide test, according to a state Department of Military Affairs news release.

At 1 p.m., the National Weather Service will issue a statewide test tornado watch. At 1:45 p.m., a statewide test tornado warning will be issued. The drill will end at 2 p.m., according to the release.

Another mock tornado warning will happen at 6:45 p.m. There's no risk of severe weather in Wisconsin today, according to the release.

A spokesman for the Rock County 911 Communications Center confirmed sirens in Rock County will be activated at 1:45 and 6:45 p.m. today.

Many state radio and TV stations and the NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards will participate in the drill and issue alert messaging, according to the release.

The drills are possible through a partnership with the National Weather Service, Wisconsin Broadcasters Association and Wisconsin Emergency Management. For more information, visit readywisconsin.wi.gov.

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