Statewide Tornado Safety Drill


Governor Matt Bevin yesterday sent a letter to President Donald Trump, requesting a Presidential Disaster Declaration for 35 Kentucky counties that were impacted during a severe weather event beginning on Feb. 21. The weather pattern produced torrential rain that resulted in flooding, landslides and mudslides, along with intense thunderstorms that led to flash flooding and tornadoes.


Governor Matt Bevin has signed a proclamation designating March 1 – 7, 2017, as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Kentucky.  Severe weather knows no boundaries and impacts every individual in every region of the Commonwealth. Because of this, you need to BE AWARE – BE PREPARED – HAVE A PLAN!

Severe weather comes in many forms and emergency planning should consider the possibility of all types of local hazards.

At approximately 10:07 a.m. Tuesday, March 4, the National Weather Service (NWS), collaborating with Kentucky Emergency Management, Kentucky Weather Preparedness Committee and Kentucky Broadcast Association will participate in the 2014 Statewide Tornado Safety Drill and issue a tornado warning test message.

Warning sirens will sound at this time across Kentucky communities; weather alert radios will activate; and television and radio stations will broadcast the test alert message.