DUNCAN — City of Duncan Emergency Management, along with participating community partners, and the U.S. National Weather Service Norman will have a practice or mock Community Tornado Drill Exercise at 10 a.m. Sept. 25.
For the mock exercise drill, the sirens will first sound the rising and falling wail at 10 a.m. for 3 minutes, to signal a mock tornado warning. Citizens are encouraged to participate in the mock drill at home, implementing their severe weather plan and taking tornado precautions by moving indoors, consulting a media source or weather app, and taking shelter. To complete the drill the “all clear” siren will sound, which is signaled by a steady pitch siren for 3 minutes. Citizens are encouraged to talk over how their severe weather plan worked and make any adjustments to their plan that will assist in being as safe as possible should a weather-related emergency ever arise.
The regular Monday test at noon will not sound on Sept. 25, as the mock exercise drill sirens will sound at 10 a.m. During regular Monday testing at noon of the City of Duncan’s siren system throughout the year, the sirens do sound the “all clear” signal first followed by the warning signal, with the test lasting for approximately 3 minutes total.
This mock drill exercise will demonstrate:
•the ability of the City of Duncan’s RAVE Alert system to notify the community of a tornado warning,
•the ability of the outdoor warning system to notify the community of a tornado warning,
•the ability of participating residents, businesses, health care facilities and schools to shelter in place for a tornado warning.
The drill will be terminated if an actual emergency occurs between 10-11:00 a.m. If the weather on Sept. 25 is inclement, the mock exercise drill will be postponed by Emergency Management, with all participating community partners notified, and the date re- scheduled. For up-to-date information the morning of the exercise drill, visit www.duncanok.gov or City of Duncan- City Government Facebook page.
For further information or questions, contact Emergency Management at 580-251-7757.