Montgomery County to participate in statewide tornado drill today

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office will participate in a statewide tornado drill this morning. The drill will begin at 9:50 a.m. and last about three minutes, the sheriff’s office said in a release.

The regional dispatch center will set off warning sirens in Clayton, Miamisburg, German Twp., Germantown Twp., Jefferson Twp., Phillipsburg, Trotwood and Washington Twp.

The drill was also announced on the Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page.

Sheriff Rob Streck today announced that the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center will be participating in the...

Posted by Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Dayton Ohio on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

This drill is in addition to the monthly testing on the first Monday of the month at noon, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said.

March 21-27 is Severe Weather Awareness week in Ohio. Gov. Mike DeWine is encouraging Ohioans to review any emergency plans and practice safety drills.

“Everything we focus on here in Ohio is about safety and preparedness. It’s about getting vaccinated and slowing the spread of COVID-19. It’s about keeping Ohioans healthy and saving lives now and in the future,” DeWine said. “Whether it’s a medical emergency or severe weather event, it’s imperative that Ohioans know how to respond in times of crisis.”

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