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Tornado Siren Testing and Severe Weather Awareness Week

March 27, 2012

This is Ohio Severe Weather Awareness Week.

On Wednesday March 28, 2011, at 9:50 a.m. the Lorain County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security will test its phone alerting system to specific agencies in the county. The city of Oberlin will test its sirens that alert residents of a tornado in the area. If rainstorms are in the area, the siren test will not occur so citizens will not be confused as to whether the siren is a test or an actual warning. The city may also test its reverse 911 system in which they can contact residents of Oberlin via telephone to alert them of impending tornado warnings.

As Severe Weather Awareness Week occurs this year during spring break for Oberlin College, the college will test its emergency notification system in early April upon the return of students. In the meantime, here are two links you may find helpful:

http://new.oberlin.edu/office/safety-and-security/severe-weather links you to severe weather information on the Office of Safety and Security webpage.

http://www.oberlin.edu/warn links you to our Emergency Alert System information where you may confirm, update, or change your contact information for the purpose of receiving emergency warnings from the college.