Boone Co. Siren Test Ongoing Despite Statewide Postponement

Posted: Mar 3, 2014 6:52 PM by Blair Miller, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
Updated: Mar 3, 2014 7:54 PM

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COLUMBIA - The Boone County Public Safety Joint Communications, the Office of Emergency Management, the City of Columbia and the University of Missouri will conduct a tornado siren test at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, despite the postponement of a statewide tornado drill until Thursday.

"Boone County schools, businesses, hospitals and governmental offices are urged to use the test to review emergency plans with staff, students, clients and employees," said a release from the Public Safety Joint Communications.

The Missouri State Emergency Management Agency says the statewode drill will now be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

The drill is part of Missouri 2014 Severe Weather Awareness Week, which runs through Friday.

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