Monday, March 3, 2014

Skywarn Spotters Course and Statewide Tornado Drill This Week!

Ohio’s Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 2 – 8, 2014. Thunderstorms affect Ohio the most in the spring and summer months. These storms can produce heavy rainfall, flash flooding, damaging winds, lightning, hail and tornadoes. To increase awareness, a statewide tornado drill will be held on Wednesday March 5th at 9:50am. Wooster, Rittman and Orrville will be sounding tornado sirens at 9:50am on March 5th. Please be aware that this is just a test.

Also on March 5th, the Wayne County Emergency Management Agency is sponsoring a free SkyWarn Spotters Course at the University of Akron at Wayne College at 1901 Smucker Rd., Orrville, OH 44667. 
Registration begins at 5:00pm; the class is from 6:00 – 8:00pm in the Student Life Building - JM Smucker Multipurpose Room.

Skywarn spotters are a vital part of the National Weather Service warning system. To become a spotter, attendance at a storm spotter class is required. Please RSVP to or call (330) 262-9817 if you plan to attend. Seating is limited. Participants will be issued a Skywarn card and given spotter information at the training.

Local first responders and disaster volunteer organizations will have information booths available during this event.

Please follow the Wayne County Emergency Management Agency on Twitter @WCEMAOH.

For more information contact

Wayne County EMA Director
Joseph Villegas
(330) 262-9817

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