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Archive for Friday, March 10, 1995

TORNADO WARNING DRILL

March 10, 1995

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sounds throughout county

Douglas County's tornado warning system functioned without a hitch Thursday during a statewide National Weather Service drill.

Paula Phillips, Douglas County's emergency preparedness coordinator, said the NWS issued a mock tornado watch at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, followed by staggered warnings across the state.

When Douglas County received its warning at 1:10 p.m., all 32 of the county's outdoor sirens sounded. Warnings also were broadcast using the override arrangement with Sunflower Cablevision and on voice-alert radios in schools, industrial plants and other high-population locations.

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