Columbus residents will hear the tornado warning sirens at 9 a.m. today — part of a statewide drill in observance of Severe Weather Awareness Week.
The sirens will be the same as those heard every Saturday at noon, except today’s klaxons will come with the warning that a tornado warning is in effect and everyone should find shelter.
Riley Land, deputy director of Columbus Fire & EMS’ emergency management division, encouraged everyone to take 10 minutes and follow the drill.
“Go to an interior room, the lowest floor possible,” Land said. “A closet or a bathroom.”
Land said people should cover their heads and put their backs toward the door.