FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Statewide Tornado Safety Drill, which had been planned for today, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 5 at 10:07 a.m. EST.

Kentucky Weather Preparedness Committee (KWPC) members decided to reschedule the drill due the lasting effects from yesterday and today’s winter storm, which has caused hazardous driving conditions and numerous school closings across the Commonwealth

Governor Steve Beshear has proclaimed March 2 – 8 as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Kentucky, and the Tornado Drill is a part of scheduled activities designed to educate and increase public awareness.   

“Although there is snow on the ground today, temperatures are expected to be in the 60s by the coming weekend. Who knows what the weather may hold next week?” said Buddy Rogers, KWPC Chairperson “That’s why we encourage everyone to participate in the statewide tornado drill and review their personal weather safety plan.”

Drill participants are encouraged to go to and complete a short survey, which will help local and state officials better prepare citizens for severe weather events.

The drill survey, information on Severe Weather Awareness Week and additional weather preparedness information, can be found at


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