Saturday, March 20, 2021

 Fowlerville taking part in tornado siren test Wednesday, 

March 24

Fowlerville, along with the rest of Livingston County, will take part in the Statewide Tornado Drill scheduled for this Wednesday, March 24 at 1:00 PM. During the drill, there will be a tornado siren test, an initial warning from the Livingston County Public Alerting System (LCPAS) to the public and County buildings, and an “all clear” message sent out via LCPAS after 20 minutes.

The drill is a proactive effort to enable residents to become more resilient during severe weather or tornado emergencies by practicing and discussing emergency communication and emergency sheltering. Residents as well local businesses and organizations are encouraged to take part in the drill to practice their severe weather and tornado procedures.

“It is important to review emergency plans with family and co-workers,” says Livingston County Emergency Manager, Therese Cremonte. “Emergencies, such as a tornado, can happen with little or no warning. If the required safety actions are discussed and practiced before an emergency, the actions will be almost automatic during the emergency, when time to react may be limited.”

Fowlerville Fire Chief Bob Feig said the local department plans to activate the warning siren at that time, given that Michigan is approaching the tornado and severe thunderstorm season.

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