Mar 4, 2014
From staff reports
When tornado sirens begin blaring on the Ohio University Athens Campus on March 5, people can rest assured it is just a test as part of the scheduled Statewide Tornado Drill.
March 2-8 is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Ohio and as part of this week, the Office of Risk Management and Safety is asking the University community to take a moment to reflect on the proper course of action in the event of severe weather, such as a tornado.
The sirens are scheduled to sound at 9:50 a.m. During this time, employees are encouraged to review the section of the Campus Emergency Guide which details the proper response to a tornado.
According to the Campus Emergency Guide, tornadoes can occur at any time, but peak tornado season in Ohio is April through July.
If you have any questions about responding to a tornado warning or other emergency situations, please contact Emergency Programs Manager Jill Harris at 593-9532 or firstname.lastname@example.org.