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Statewide severe-weather drill set for Wednesday

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PERRY COUNTY – The National Weather Service, in conjunction with the Indiana State Police, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, Indiana Department of Education, local broadcast media, Red Cross and amateur radio operators, will conduct a statewide test of local communications systems Wednesday.

A test of the Emergency Alert System will be conducted between 9 and 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and again between 6:30 and 7 p.m. The alerts will be broadcast across radio and television stations as well as weather radios.

Outdoor warning sirens in the county will be tested only during the daytime drill.

If severe weather is a possibility on the day of the test, a makeup drill be held the following day.

For more information on the drill or severe-weather preparedness can call 547-4426.