NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
1115 AM CDT WED APR 26,  2017

…THIS MESSAGE IS FOR TEST PURPOSES ONLY…

THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE. UNTIL 1130 AM CDT/1030 AM MDT/
    
 * THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE. NO TORNADO IS OCCURRING.

The annual statewide tornado exercise is now being conducted, with a “mock” tornado warning being issued by the National Weather Service. In response to this “simulated” warning, a countywide exercise of the emergency operations plan is also taking place.

As part of the exercise, sirens are being activated in the City of Jamestown. In most communities, sirens will be activated for approximately 3 minutes. In addition, the “mock” tornado warning is being broadcast over the National Weather Service’s weather radio system and local AM/FM radio stations. In Jamestown, the simulated warning is also a test of the CSi Cable Interupt System. During an emergency, CSi cable subscribers are also able to turn on their TV and hear official instructions being broadcast by either the National Weather Service or officials at the Law Enforcement Center.

 

One of the best investments an individual or business can make to receive timely weather warning information is to purchase a NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio. The broadcasts received by these radios are transmitted by the National Weather Service and provide the fastest means to receive weather warning information. These radios are available from local retailers and vary in cost from $20 to $70. Additional information regarding severe summer weather and All Hazards Weather Radios is available through the Stutsman County Emergency Manager’s Office.

This concludes the Statewide Tornado Drill.