Due to severe weather across Nebraska on Wednesday, the statewide tornado drill was postponed until today. National Weather Service – Omaha Meteorologist Scott Dergan says there were blizzard conditions in northeast Nebraska and severe storms to the south and weather radios would be buzzing with real alerts so they rescheduled the drill for Thursday.
Dergan says, “There are all kinds of threats out there with tornados being the biggest one. Lightning is an issue. Flooding can be an issue as well. All of these things we have to think about during a stressful time, things go better if you know what you are going to do beforehand.”
Dergan says the statewide siren test is scheduled for 10 a.m. Businesses, schools and families are urged to take part in the drill and talk about safety. The drill is part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, March 21st through the 25th.