The City of Perry will participate in a tornado drill on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.
At 10 a.m. The National Weather Service will issue a test tornado watch for Iowa. The test Watch will be tone alerted on NOAA Radio and sent through the Emergency Alert System (EAS) as a test message.
At around 10:30 a.m. - The National Weather Service will issue a test tornado warning for Iowa counties. At that time we will activate the storm sirens in Perry for approximately three minutes.
At approximately 11 a.m. - The Test Tornado Watch will expire.
If severe weather threatens on Wednesday the test will be conducted on Thursday March 30 at the same time.
A watch means that a potential exists for the development of a thunderstorm or tornado. Be prepared to take cover .
A warning means a tornado or thunderstorm is imminent. Take cover if you are in the warning area.
In case of an actual warning you should take cover in a storm shelter or basement. If you do not have a basement go to the smallest interior room such as a bathroom or closet. Move away from windows to protect yourself from flying glass or debris. If possible cover yourself with a mattress of blanket.
If outdoors try and find cover in a sturdy building or lie down in the lowest area near you away from objects that may be thrown about.
Reminder the storm sirens are to alert those persons that are outdoors at the time of the warning. You may not hear them if you are inside your home. If you are inside or in a vehicle please tune to a local radio or television station for up to the minute information or better yet purchase a weather radio.