Warning sirens to sound next week for weather drill

Port Washington residents be aware — the city’s emergency sirens will sound at 1:45 p.m. Thursday, April 12, and again at 6:45 p.m.

But it’s not a weather emergency. It’s all part of a mock tornado scenario being held statewide during Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week, according to the Port Washington Police Department.

As part of the week’s observances, a mock tornado watch will be issued at 1 p.m. April 12, followed by a tornado warning at 1:45 p.m.

In addition to the sirens, television and radio stations will sound the warnings.

A second tornado warning and siren sounding will be held at 6:45 p.m. to allow families and second-shift workers a chance to practice their emergency plans.

The drill will take place even if the sky is cloudy or dark and the weather rainy.  

 If actual severe storms are expected in the state on Thursday, the drills will be postponed until 1:45 and 6:45 p.m. Friday, April 13.

If severe storms are possible Friday, the drills will be cancelled.

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