Statewide Tornado Test Set for March 19

A copy of the FCC authorization letter for the Tuesday, March 19th statewide tornado test is available to download for your station log.

Click on the button below to access a copy.

The tornado drill on is part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week, March 17-23.

The National Weather Service test of the statewide Emergency Alert System (EAS) will be at 10:15 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (9:15 CT) and will be issued for 15 minutes.

Please contact the cable, satellite, and telco network operators who carry your signals to advise them of the upcoming test because some older cable equipment cannot discern between a LIVE TOR CODE used for testing purposes and a LIVE TOR CODE used for an actual tornado warning.  If possible, network operators should include a “crawl” that indicates that the March 19 Tornado Warning is only an annual test of the system.

In the event of severe or inclement weather, the test will be rescheduled and held on Wednesday, March 20th.



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